Certified Coach | Serving Serving Jackson and Surrounding Areas in Wyoming, USA
I am a mother and educator who has used Elimination Communication with my two sons. I was thrilled to have an alternative to full-time diapering. The process was different with both of my sons, partly because with my second son, I was more experienced and taking the Certified Coach program. Elimination Communication is accommodating. There is a way to incorporate it into every family structure.
In addition to Go Diaper Free coaching, I am a certified Reading Specialist who works in private practice, mostly with children with reading disabilities.
I enjoy traveling, climbing, cooking and recreating in nature with my kids. I have lived between Jackson, Wyoming and southwestern Colorado for the past 6 years and am happy to be settling full-time in Jackson.
Serving Jackson, Wyoming and surrounding areas.
My experiences with Elimination Communication
Seven years ago, when I was pregnant with my first son Anders, a friend told me about Elimination Communication. She showed me how her six-month old son peed over the toilet when she made the “pssss” sound. I was intrigued and decided then and there that I was going to do EC with Anders from birth. Unfortunately, my high psych level did not translate into success. Sure I read a few articles about Elimination Communication before Anders’ birth, but I was neither knowledgeable or prepared when he arrived. Managing a newborn was overwhelming, and I decided to put off starting EC until the summer. I found the Go Diaper Free book, read it from cover to cover and had the information (and community) to start EC with confidence. We started EC with Anders at four months… and the rest is history. Knowledgeable about EC and much-more confident as parents the second go-around, we started Elimination Communication with Donovan at birth.
I feel really passionate about helping families on their journey to potty independence. I teach both EC and potty training. I feel honored to share my experiences and training with families and to offer them the support they need to knowledgeably and confidently start EC or potty training. I'm an advocate of EC because the process offers so many benefits to the baby and parents: increasing communication and trust, reducing environmental impact, saving money, honoring baby's hygienic needs, eliminating diaper rash, etc.
Can I have 2? I love the top hat potty AND leggings. I didn't use the top hat potty until I had my second son, Donovan. He peed and pooped just about every time I nursed him, so I would place the top hat potty between my legs and set Donovan on top of the potty to nurse. So convenient. I love leggings because we live in a cold place and the leggings, in lieu of pants, keep babies warm. Additionally, the leggings allow you to potty your child by simply removing the diaper. No pants to remove or put back on. Anything that makes offering pottytunities easier is worth purchasing.
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. I love its message (and photos) that pregnancy and labor are natural (and empowering) and not something to be feared.