Maman to three fierce little ladies, postpartum doula and ex-corporate go-getter, I have experienced first hand the deep joys and challenges the come with the intense journey of modern motherhood.
Reintegrating my career after my first two maternity leaves left me feeling unprepared, drained and deeply unfulfilled both personally and professionally.
How could the be? My postgraduate studies did not prepare me for the "natural" and "instinctual" role of mother?
With lots of introspection and research, I came to realize that as a modern, educated woman, I had been completely ill advised about the realities of early motherhood;
We are bombarded with unrealistic, idealized, "staged" images of motherhood (think Kate Middleton walking out of the hospital with makeup and heals)
We are "encouraged" to be doing all of the things that actually slow down recovery, increase fatigue and jeopardize our mental health
We place immense pressure on ourselves to do things on our own, have a hard time reaching out for support and may see asking or hiring help as a sign of weakness or failure
Originally a stay away summer camp for children, Fairfield was transformed in 2011 into a state of the art cooking retreat. Mauris consequat ullamcorper sapien, convallis sodales diam luctus vitae. Donec fermentum felis odio, at iaculis est viverra sit amet. Vestibulum elementum massa nec purus lacinia, et varius lorem finibus. Nullam felis felis, sagittis ut elit nec, mattis mattis lectus. Phasellus interdum eu nulla eu iaculis.
"Why didn't I come here sooner?" — Hamlet Daily
"Fairfield is a modern day foodie's utopia. " — Village Post
"An unforgettable time that inspired a new relationship with cooking and eating. " — City Gazette
"No better way to spend a weekend than with good food and good friends. " — Hicks Globe