In the late 1940s, my great-aunt Virginia took a trip to Europe and was asked by the local newspaper to write letters home telling of her journey. She titled them "Letters From A Broad", because she was clearly my spirit animal. The letters were published, but under a different title, because no one in Albany, NY had a sense of humor until at least 1950. Those letters have been the inspiration to take this journey in helping anyone who is human transition into a new world - whether it's a new family, or not - but with a wink and a sense of humor.
On this path, I came upon my own fork in the road, and have chosen to take the path less taken, and discuss my discoveries through anxiety, depression(ish), and the stigma of helping yourself.
I have a passion for using my own journey to help clear the weeds away off the path others will have to take. Using research, years of experience, and a willingness to always learn and improve, my doula style is one that will adapt to the needs of you and your family.
If I’m not teaching car seat safety or helping a mom with breastfeeding, you can find me through my writing through my blog or co-hosting the Not Another Anxiety Show podcast!
Erica Leathem (The Broad) is a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Postpartum Doula (DONA), NHTSA board certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, CPR/First Aid instructor, and a darn good cook when she tries. She has a BA from the University of Colorado in Political Science, and a MEd in Adult Education, which she will never use, but is listing because it makes her sound smart, and one time she took a bartending course and failed miserably.