Hi, I’m Camille, 40-something mom, wife, midwife, and writer. I’m the mother of two boys ages 10 and 6, and wife to my love of 17 years. Together, we are an East-West bicultural family (India-U.S).
In my work as a midwife, I passionately support women’s autonomy and the sacred nature of birth within the hospital setting, as well as providing prenatal and well woman gynecologic care. I love caring for women and babies in my community. I also homeschool my kids, and I learn at least as much from that as they do.
I started this blog when I discovered that writing is also part of my life’s work. Here, you will find posts about parenting and homeschooling, midwifery and women’s health, life in a bicultural family and our India adventures, spiritual growth, social justice, and politics to name a few. I write for fellow explorers on the path of living fully, bravely and truly, while trying not to take it all too seriously! You can also find my essays in The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal.
So what’s the name about? I named this blog Wake Up, Mama! because
- I heard this most mornings for years. (They finally sleep later than me!)
- I am finally complying, for real now. I’m having a midlife awakening, which is way more fun (most of the time) than a midlife crisis. You can read more about that in my first post.
- Bonus reason–Statesboro Blues is one of my favorite EVER songs. The rest of the lyrics aren’t really applicable, but whatever. When the blog title came to me, I immediately heard it in my head, and that sealed the deal.
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