Let me introduce myself...
Hello! I'm Aidan- mom of 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat. We live just outside Columbus, OH but dream of living somewhere warmer. We love to go to events at the metro park, cycle down Olentangy trail, and check out all the fun festivals Columbus offers. I love lemonade in the summer, having the windows open, and Pattycake Bakery.
Why do I think I can support you?
I've had a long journey to get here that has taken some twists and turns. I got my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While I was in school for that I lost over 190 pounds through diet and exercise! Losing weight helped me understand my body more and gain a love of health and nutrition. Because I wanted to get even more student loan debt, I decided I'd get my Master's in Human Nutrition too. While I was working on my second degree, I had my first child. I was opened up to a new world that I never knew before- birth and breastfeeding. I fell in love with this life and had to learn more. I became a Breastfeeding Educator, decided I'd also want to teach Childbirth Education, and then learned more about Belly Binding and became certified in that too. The world of babies and birth is my love and passion, and I strive to learn as much as possible.
My background in science from Marriage and Family Therapy and Nutrition has supported my firm belief that we are connected mentally, physically, and emotionally. If one is not in balance, none will be. Because of this, I realized I needed to learn more about how our body works physically. I became a certified personal trainer with a specialization in Pre/Post Natal Fitness.
Recently I have begun my training as a post-partum doula. I really feel like this is the culmination of all of my interests coming together. Combining what I am learning along with ayurveda post-partum training I am here to support women in whatever their bodies and minds need.
What is Paper Moon Babies?
Paper Moon, one of my favorite songs growing up, has a beautiful meaning that sometimes we don't realize life isn't complete until we have another that we love, in it. I think about this often with my kids. I never knew this new life, this new feeling of love could exist until they were here with me.
I really believe that our bodies need balance in all areas- physically, emotionally, and mentally. Health has to be holistic to be effective. That is why I offer a variety of classes and services to help you achieve health in each area. I view it as such an honor for a new mother to allow me into their home during such a sacred time as the post partum period. Thank you so much for considering me and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!
Licensed Marriage and Family Thearpist
M.S. Human Nutrition
Breastfeeding Education Counselor
Certified Bengkung Belly Binder
Certified Personal Trainer- Specialization in Pre/Post natal fitness
Certified Pre/Post natal yoga instructor
Ayurvedic focused Post Partum doula in training