Social Justice Storytime

Social Justice Storytime

We believe in building community here at the Community Roots Collective and we believe that starts early. We want to raise compassionate and sensitive kids that have a strong sense of fairness and equality. We aim to tackle 'hard issues' square on in an age appropriate way. That is why we began our Social Justice Storytime- to have conversations with kids early on about being open and accepting of all kinds of people. Join us for our social justice storytime on the second Tuesday of the month at 10am.

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Truth in Parenting | Parenting through mistakes

Truth in Parenting | Parenting through mistakes

At some point, you just have to let go and let life happen. You can't plan for everything. You can't foresee when bad things will happen. But you have to come to peace with bad decisions and mess ups. Don't fear making the mistakes. Don't let the mom-guilt overtake you. And when you need to, forgive yourself. By your example, you are teaching your children to forgive themselves, too.

We're human. We're just doing our best. Sometimes less. And that's ok. 

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What are my Tampa Bay birth options? | Tampa Bay Midwives

What are my Tampa Bay birth options? | Tampa Bay Midwives

Here at Barefoot Birth we offer all sorts of options for all sorts of families. We are known around the community for our home birth services and easy access to prenatal care however there are many other ways to work with us. We thought it would be helpful to outline the ways care can work with us and what options look like for families. 

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October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month Events in Tampa Bay

October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month Events in Tampa Bay

“When a child loses his or her parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses his or her partner, they are called a widow or widower. When a parent loses their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world.”

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Florida Licensed Midwives Need Your Help! | Tampa Midwife

Florida Licensed Midwives Need Your Help! | Tampa Midwife

Some of you may have heard our battle cries at the end of 2016 when we learned that the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists announced that they would be pursuing a bill that could impact Florida Licensed Midwives. For those of us on The Council and most midwives state wide we completely agreed that bill itself was not necessarily a problem- the issue is that the state attorneys felt the only way to accomplish this was to open our law.

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What's Next for the Community Roots Collective

What's Next for the Community Roots Collective

The Community Roots Collective began as the dream of a local midwife who wanted to support her clients beyond the 6 week postpartum visit. Over the past 2 years, we have felt our community embrace us. We have made new friends and have seen return visits from old ones. We have grown through the support of a handful of businesses who honor the lives of women and families. We have found the love and support of community women and men who are all passionate about supporting families through the often tumultuous journey of parenthood. We believe and hope we are making a difference and have created a welcoming space that is inviting to all. We want to do more, to reach more, to grow more, to support YOU more.

That is why we decided to incorporate as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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