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Sep042008

Sending It All Packing

Tomorrow, the charity truck is coming to take my previous offices away. It's been a hectic few weeks with my selling buckets of stuff on Craigslist, but tomorrow, all but the chiropractic tables and colonic machine are out of here.

I was doing fine until the baby changing table was sold.

I cried.

I remember when we bought it at IKEA... how wonderful we thought the changing table would be, different than at most medical offices.

I mean, we did make the place more colorful than words can describe, what with being IKEA and all. I loved our concept. While my sister-in-law is hoping to bring the idea back to life in a year or so, Ama Mama as we knew it has gone.

This was my midwifery office. Donna, my apprentice, bought the tie-dye couch, so I can go visit it whenever I need to. Thanks, Donna!

So many thoughts tonight, but I don't want to seem morose, either. It is a new beginning for me and that is a great thing. I will have much more time to devote to my midwifery practice now that I don't have to market for all the practitioners and the office in general. Donna and I are seeing this as a great time of change and growth.

As in birth, every ending (single life/couple life/unlimited freedom/self-focused behaviors) has a new beginning (a new baby/a new family/new joys/new challenges).

Good thing I am a midwife, what with all these birth analogies and all.

smile

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Hi Barb, so many changes - I've had a summer off from midwifery, what happened to the blogspot site? I'm totally in the dark about it all. Well done on selling up, you need this time to regroup & look after yourself. Ama Mama WILL return!

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Apparently, there are new bots on Google's Blogspot and/or I was "flagged" for having offensive material on my site. As you saw, when you tried to get into my site, you had to acknowledge the offensive material before being admitted. At first I thought it was funny, but with research, learned that Blogger, at times, pulls the sites completely. I could not begin to think how disturbed I would be to find my site GONE.

I don't know who complained, or if several people did, but there was a solution and that was to move to a site where I pay for space. I can't/won't be censored as long as there is no pornography (the community definition of pornography) - and I don't have any porn, simply birth art/photography and birth talk.

Thanks for the support in following me here!

September 5, 2008 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

I LOVE the tye dye couch!!

I'm a long time reader and wanted to send you peace and hugs during your time of change. Hang in there, you'll be back better than ever in not time.

8-)

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPixie

It looks beautiful!

September 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Hello!
I was wondering who (or what company) did your old midwifing site and who/what designed your new one. I'm a bit curious as to why the links on the main menu at the bottom of the main page on the new site won't let me right click to open them in a new tab or window. That, and I'm curious as to where small businesses and organizations go for good site designs. Thanks so much!!
Faith
P.S. Total B.S. that Blogger gave you problems. You have a mature content warning and I've come across TONS of "literary porn" blogs that have never had a problem. Boo on them for hassling you!

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

I had a graphic designer, Denise Wallace, design my old Ama Mama site. She designed the graphic of the dancing stick figure on a hand after I explained what I wanted. Then, a computer-geek husband of a former client did the upkeep on the site for me. I wrote all content and he plopped it up onto the web.

When we closed the office, I found a site that lets ME do everything from content to plopping it up on the web; I do it all now - and LOVE it! Homestead SiteBuilder is where my site is hosted and held.

I am the one that chooses whether a page opens in a new window or not and am curious what pages you think should open in a new window. Most sites don't do that - and it always annoys me when they do - so I am pretty judicious about using that function. I think I have the photos page opening in a new window... I'll check.

For those that don't know where I am, amamamamidwifery.com.

Thanks for taking an interest in my business!

October 20, 2008 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

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