Confession and Queen Mary...
Sometimes you need a good knock on the head when going to confession. Today I was reminded of Our Lady Queen to bring all our troubles too. We are in the land of exile - so we should turn towards Mary our Queen to ask her for help. She will help us in our state of life. If you are married, the Sacrament of Matrimony graces are not just for you - they are for the whole family esp. your husband. And the husband's graces are meant for you. So, perhaps you feel that you need some of those extra graces - then pray for your husband (if married).
So, what does this have to do with doula work? Mary is here to help us spiritually as a mother to cover her Mantle over us. She is here to show us the way... as a doula or mother - or whatever we are doing. That's in a way why I called my personal doula site "Our Lady's Mantle doula" - I want to be her handmaid and also she offers the "Mantle of Love" to us. I one time had a dream of Mary covering me with her mantle and today I am reminded that from the fruits you shall know them - today's Gospel (Latin Mass). So, the fruit of our doula work is helping mamas from pregnancy to postpartum. I hope you will find the clients you need for your doulaing. So, we are offering our business class again - you get in at the lower rate if you enroll by August 10th. We will plan at least one time to meetup and maybe more - if I have more students we may meet up 2 times. This will be determined after August 10th. The modules for business will be sent to you right away (and I may upload to the birth shop or email to you). After we gather how many will be in this class, I'll set up time(s) to meetup with the group to discuss the modules a little bit more.
So, here's more information at the Business Page. So, August 10th is not the day we meet - but will just be our early bird deadline on entry to our summer business program. We will decide on meetup within a week after that probably after August 15th. Thank you.
*Note: We will take late entries to the business class - you will be expected to pay slightly more. Thank you.
What to do for the summer?
If you are like me, I am tired of the heat or hot weather. I hear it is supposed to rain some locally. I hope you get cooled off this summer too. So, what if you are a new doula starting out and want to get some business ideas this summer?
Great - I am planning to do is offer another business class for early August. We are now doing it this way - you get self-pace doula modules as soon as you enroll - (will be available August 1st) and then we will have 2 meetups if I have 2-3 people signup together or in early August. We will meet up to discuss business tips and set up and things like that. We can send you a CEU certificate if so desired if needed for DONA or for Catholic Doula program students. We are working on offering this for you to just get your doula business going more! Dates to be decided - since we are flexible for the live portion. Business page will be updated to reflect information soon. Thank you.
Other business - we will be putting on sale our mama herb class soon and probably a website wide sale for 'back to school'. Perhaps you are a busy mother or single person over this summer and looking forward to kids being back in school and having more time on your hands? Great - then maybe this fall would be the perfect time to set up your doula studies!! We will be putting on sale the self-pace class and have options for live class if we have enough interest. Look for that sale soon! We will probably make it available soon for those who want to pay in full the sale will be available. We are not going to be able to offer payment plan sale at this time. Thanks for understanding.
However, we may offer a sale for live class and that one will will make payment plan reflect a sale price.
One final event coming up - Birth Ball Rebozo - we hope to offer in middle of August or late August - look for announcements later on that event! Thank you.
Our Birth shop has....
We finally getting our Birth shop up and running. We just uploaded postpartum doula contract and birth doula contract to purchase and since we are just launching our shop - we are putting everything on sale. We have one pink rebozo up for grabs as well! Note: We can order more if more than one person wants a pink rebozo!
So, our Level A rebozo workshop is on Saturday and we would love to have you attend. If you are a mama looking for a technique or two to help you with labor time - then come on over - rebozos have a way of taking away the pain!! To register go here: https://rebozo.weebly.com/rebozo-workshop-level-a.html#/
Late register fee is waived - so you get in for our lowest price!
Now, we are working on the "on-demand" rebozo class as well and hope to have that ready in early August along with a mini-aroma class too.
Herbs for mamas class is open for registration - go here to get the scoop... Go to our Mama Herb Page. We are no longer using an outside link for this class right now. Thank you.
We accidentally put the wrong thing in a different post - so decided to delete that post. OK, so our Mama Herbal class will be a summer available course starting now thru July 31st! The class is self-pace-like a masterclass but you can do it on your own. If we get 3 mamas to signup, I'll do a live time slot with you all sometime in late July or early August! I also have other videos available that I'll send you, etc. Get more info at Our Lady's Mantle site - click here!
Next - we are having a Birth shop now - there will be freebie items you can grab plus low cost items - and we will also put our rebozo shawls that are available. Please note: Rebozo shawls will also have shipping attached to that. Some of the other shop items will be downloads you can purchase for instance doula contracts! Mamas will be able to get affirmation cards and things like that. So, our Birth shop will be stocked as we have time - check out the Birth Shop and bookmark it!
Doula Circle - so we are hoping to get this started soon - please check back on Tuesday for announcement on when we will do this month's free circle.
Also, we are offering a Rebozo Level A live workshop on July 16th - so please come on over to that if you are interested - live online class via zoom! Get registered here today!
Our Birth shop will also feature our pay in full courses as we would like to use Square payments instead of PayPal more often. PayPal is supporting evil and I finally figured out how to get Square to work. Also, you may request hand invoicing for payment plans with Square as I have figured out how to do invoicing via Square payments! Note-extra fee will be added on Square to the full price to offset the fee we pay to them. Thank you.
So, the PayPal on here is for auto payments (which they only give me option to call subscription - same thing) - so the auto payments are for anyone who prefers that method.
If you find that you do not know how to go through all the steps for payment on Square - just contact us and we will be glad to invoice you to save on any steps. We want to make things simple. Thank you. God Bless.
Juliana Larsen is the author of the Catholic Doula Blog.