I earned my Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University in 2014. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and doula with experience in the hospital, clinic, and community. I have taught Happiest Baby on the Block Classes and helped thousands of new mothers as a peer breastfeeding counselor at my local Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) office in the USA. I am the mother of two amazing, creative, smart-as-a-whip, active, and overall fun, binational children, the oldest born in-hospital and breastfed for the first year and the second born in an empowering, planned home birth with an amazing midwife, and still breastfeeding strong at four. I am a voracious reader, freelance writer, homeschool enthusiast, lactivist, and natural birth buff. I am also a Certified Family Planning Counselor and Portuguese Medical Interpreter. I’d love to answer anything about parenting, pregnancy, birth, baby, breastfeeding, toddlerhood, young children, discipline, homeschooling, children’s health, women’s health, family planning etc!