The day your child is born is the day that will change your life forever. And no matter how many children you have, any mother will tell you, each one is a gift from God. You feel the earth move under your feet as you gaze upon their smushed up face, hear their ﬁrst cry, marvel at the tiny little ﬁngers in the palm of your hand and feel them nuzzle and inch their way on your body looking for food and warmth.
I gave birth for the ﬁrst time eleven years ago to my beautiful daughter and if that wasnʼt life changing enough, two years and ten days later - on January 29, 2003 - I did it again.
But the second time around pregnancy/birth was very different. One would think having been through pregnancy and labor once, Iʼd be more prepared and calmer. But my nerves were at a fevered pitch because my life, and that of my unborn son, were hanging in the balance. Five months in, I was branded a high-risk pregnancy. No one was sure Iʼd actually survive - and in fact, I almost didnʼt.
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BIO: By day Shira Adler is a cantor, spiritual vocalist, certified pastlife regressionist, voice-over artist, producer, performer, writer/blogger and mompreneur and by night... well, she is actually the same person at night though she does admit to wearing fuzzy socks when no one can see her and hiding a secret stash of Mallomars somewhere near her writing desk for those late night pick-me-ups. In, around, and between her various work activities, she is raising two beyond-the-spectrum children as a single mom (though lovingly gives a shout out to her best friend, editor and soulmate whom she considers the bees knees). Is it any wonder her website’s tag line is One Voice Many Paths? Seriously, look up the definition of a multi-tasking Mama and you will find her picture there. But when it comes to living a life of connection, faith and consciousness Shira is the gal to call -- or if you’re fresh out of Mallomars -- she’s always happy to give you one. For more information visit: ShiraAdler.com, read her blog at Diva-Mama.com; Social: Twitter (1DivaMama), Facebook (DivaMama1), Tumblr (not really sure, but the name is cute) and LinkedIn (because doesn’t everyone?).
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