What happens first: This is a fact-finding session to determine what you want and what you can have in a baby blessing. Your ceremony will be shaped by your decision to have a child, the life you lead and your dreams for this precious new life. This is a time to think through some of those questions with a warm and friendly ally. I'll give you some background on the work I do and my philosophy about baby blessings and the ways they can enrich your life as a family.

What will the process be like? I will take you, step by step, through an outline for a baby blessing that can become the form to build your special ceremony on. After that, I'll explain the process I use and we can talk about fees and timing. In the course of the meeting, which takes a little over an hour, you'll get some good ideas for what you'd like to incorporate into your ceremony and you'll hear yourself say some wonderful things about your new home and its possibilities.

What is most important? Taking the time to talk about the way you wish to raise and welcome this baby will help you focus on what's most important in your life as a family. Hearing what's possible for a blessing will give you new ideas about the ways you can involve your family and community in the life of your new child. By the end of the hour we will all have a very good idea whether we'd like to work together to create baby blessing that will celebrate this precious new life and your life as his parents. Together let's create a blessing that reflects your hopes and dreams, celebrates your relationships and dedicates your space to the life you choose. The richness of the life you will live in this place should be the heart of your ceremony. Your joy and hope and careful planning should bubble through. You deserve a coach and ally in the creation process to design a ceremony that meets your needs and desires and provides an oasis of meaning in the midst of this wonderful and chaotic time. Work with a celebrant who will rally community support for your new family and help you dedicate yourselves to being the best parents you can be! Give yourself a resource and a friend you can count on not only as you welcome this little one but for years to come.