• Unfurl (v)make or become spread out from a rolled or folded state, especially in order to be open to the wind.
  • BirthKeeper (n): a term coined by Jeannine Parvati Baker…meaning a birth activist and keeper of the sacred wisdom of birth.

I’m Brooke. A 36-year old wife and mother of 4 home-birthed babies in Grand Rapids, MI.

In the fall of 2016 I finally came to terms with a call on my life that I had spent the previous 4.5 years ignoring and dismissing. This blog is a journal of sorts, chronicling my journey of becoming what a midwife, or what I actually hope to more widely and fundamentally become, a birthkeeper. It is also a space where I’ll begin to share the wisdom and knowledge I’ve begun collecting along the way.

Besides all things related to the childbearing year, I’m also deeply interested in enneagram work, photography, home education, a new way of being/doing Church, essential oils, writing, and recipe-free cooking.

Please feel free to poke around here, understanding that what you are reading is the journal of a woman in process. And it always will be, for there is no such thing as having arrived.

This is me, along with my four children, just hours after the birth of my youngest.