On the surface I think that my house looks very "normal." It is a simple three bedroom house. The color palate is neutral. I love all things "natural" looking. You can tell I have two daughters that live at home. There are lots of pictures of my children on the walls and in frames scattered around. Then there are the "extras" that probably set my home apart as that of a birth worker/IBCLC/hippie....
- Mixed among the art on my living room wall is a gorgeous collage of prints that were given to me by a client. They all depict breastfeeding. I think they are pretty subtle.
- My Peace corner serves to keep me calm. I love all the little tidbits that have been added to it by friends and family. Underneath are two beautiful books. One was a client gift from The 4th Trimester Bodies Project and the other is a cookbook my son and his girlfriend gave to me titled Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates our Common Humanity.
- My bookshelves are filled with birth and breastfeeding books that I have gathered over the years.
- In my bedroom I keep a bag filled with the things I use when teaching my childbirth classes. On top is the doll that I use for demonstrations. There she lies in her tie dyed baby t-shirt.
- On my dresser are the remnants of the recent United States Lactation Consultant Association Conference. Just some boob friendly items including some nipple shield samples.
- My stove hood is home to some boob magnets that I made for some events.
- My water bottle is hanging around my kitchen with the "Boobs The Original Organic Food" sticker.
I wonder if people notice these things? I wonder if they have an image of me? Hopefully it makes them smile. Maybe they will be my clients one day. Just my random thoughts for today.