Get to Know Me

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to check out my blog!

I am a homeschooling mother of five children, wife to my husband Fernando, life-long learner, and messianic believer of the Bible. I also happen to be in (grateful) recovery.

On most days you will find me chasing the kids around, wiping dirty faces and hands, breastfeeding, giving hugs to my little munchkins, baking like crazy and somehow finding the time to blog a little bit about it all!

I am a birth doula, and pursuing my passions for health and midwifery. I am an advocate for normal birth and breastfeeding.

I try to shine a light on mental illness and addiction recovery, because too often people suffer alone and in shame. I am also a survivor of sexual abuse. I spent most of my teenage years and early adulthood in and out of psychiatric hospitals, and on and off the streets due to my addiction. I am often amazed at how I survived it all, and the incredible gift of life I have now! I don’t hide my past, but rather use it to bring hope and understanding to others.

That does not mean that I never struggle, I do, but I am in recovery and loving it!

Join me 🙂

Please follow me on IG @recovering_motherhood and check back for new posts about my adventures in motherhood and recovery.




4 thoughts on “Get to Know Me

  1. You have gone through a very hard and difficult life. In ways you are still going through a hard time. In life no matter how our lives have been we need God and Jesus Christ throughout it all. They are not a religion. They are Themselves. God has His laws. (His commandments and statutes). That’s what we follow. We follow Him, not what manmade religion tells us. He gives us all a choice if we want to follow Him or not. God knows all that you feel and are going through. He cares. In a room, a closet, in the car, talk to Them about how you feel. Day to day life. Whether you feel happy or sad let Them lead you through everything. Also spiritual warfare is very difficult. It attacks our minds. Whether you follow Them or not know that They love you. Always know that!

    I will pray for you.

    Live well friend.


  2. Hello!

    Your birth story about your 4th birth where your husband assisted was wonderful to read and very inspiring as I prepare for my third freebirth.

    As a doula and mother, I am passionate about unassisted and free birth. I am also a published author, and I’m combining my talents and interests by writing a book about freebirth. The title is “Birth Becomes Hers”, and I hope it grows to become the largest collection of freebirth stories available. Submissions are flowing in. Publication is set for March 2019.

    Would it be okay if your story were shared in this collection of freebirth stories? All stories are welcome, including successful, planned freebirths, freebirths ending in transfer before OR after the birth, miscarriage/stillbirth, stories from the partner’s/ father’s perspective, unassisted pregnancies, etc. Every contributor receives a small compensation for their submission, a free ebook copy of the book after publication, and an exclusive wholesale discount on the paperback version.

    I am also seeking submissions for articles about different freebirth topics. If you have a topic you have or would like to write about and receive compensation for, please describe that in your reply. If you have a blog or business, I’m happy to mention it with your story.

    I hope you’ll consider sharing your stories and wisdom in this book so that other women may benefit on their journeys to making birth theirs.

    For more information and to submit your stories, see this form here:

    For information about submitting an article on a freebirth topic, please reply to this email.


    Bree Moore


    1. Hello Bree! I’ thankful you felt helped by my story, his birth was a wonderful experience for me. I am happy to let you use it, along with my name Steff Blake-Lastra. I will email you about the rest of the offer. Your website link doesn’t seem to be working.


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