Amy Ledyard2 Comments

I Did WHAT?!?

Amy Ledyard2 Comments

You know how everyone always asks small children what they want to be when they grow up? I remember being asked that as wee one, and I remember my earliest answer was "a mom." I also remember being told that I couldn't be "just" a mom, that I had to have an actual job, so then I decided that I'd be the only other thing I knew of: a forester, like my Daddy. After that, I went through a phase where I wanted to be a first grade teacher, and that lasted until probably third grade. At that time, I decided that I actually wanted to be a veterinarian. My favorite show was Emergency Vets; I thought they had the COOLEST job ever, and I totally remember fighting with my brother over rights to the television during the time that show was scheduled. My vet dream lasted until ninth grade at which time I went through a brief period of indecision during which I felt exceedingly conflicted as to whether I should be an interior decorator or a marine biologist. Finally, I decided that my highest aspirations lay in becoming a nurse, and that's what I did. Never did I ever have any desire to start a business. It never even crossed my mind. It never sounded even remotely fun. Mostly, it sounded like a whole lot of work, and, after the whole lot of work that was nursing school, I didn't want to do a whole lot of work again.

But, guess what I'm doing now? Starting a business. And I'm really stinking excited about it!! I have so many dreams and goals for my little business (that will hopefully grow and flourish), and I hope that it will end up being a multi-faceted business. One day I want to be able to offer so much more than just my help as a post-partum doula. Eventually I want my business to include wedding planning, photography, labor and post-partum doula-ing, and lactation consulting. I know, that's pretty weird, but it's basically all of my favorite things all rolled into one business. :) Perfect! And I want it to be a ministry, too, meaning I go all over the world helping take care of mommas and babies. And if there's a momma anywhere who needs help but can't afford that help, I'm going to help her anyway, free of charge. Even better!

For now I'm working on the post-partum doula part of my business, and I've named it Little Arrows Postpartum Doula Services, or just Little Arrows. I thought picking a name was going to be a big deal, but it really just kind of came to me, and I jumped right in. It happened last weekend when I was trying to design business cards. I was just planning to put Amy Ledyard, Postpartum Doula on them until I came up with something I liked better, but one of the business card designs had little arrows on it. That was my favorite design, and then I remembered the verse in Psalms that says, "Children are like arrows in the hands of a skilled warrior," and BOOM! Little Arrows Postpartum Doula Services was born.

Here it is! My business card!

Here it is! My business card!

If you or someone you know is needing some help after having a baby, give me a call! I help with:

  • Postpartum recovery care
  • Newborn care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands
  • Meal preparation
  • And more! Just ask, and I'll tell you if it's within my scope of practice or not!