April Rodeghero   CPD

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

     More and more I learn that life is about balance. You have to mother yourself and you have to do that first. A lot of the time, people operate from this place of having to get stuff done. I do this and feel stressed, and then get reminded in one way or another, to slow down for a minute. Each and every time I follow that reminder and sit down I am more productive after I take that moment to be calm. More importantly I feel better, and generally who...

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Preparing for an Emergency with Little ones

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

You have the genius friend of mine Carole to thank for this post. We were chatting about creating an emergency bag to have ready to go when you need it. We discussed how always having a packed diaper bag ready to go is one way to make this happen but also that, that is sort of for a minor emergency. What do you do with a little ones in the house when there is a tornado or a fire? Or something worse and it benefits you to have items they need ready to go.

This post is meant to help you ...

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Naturally Cupcakes goes Gluten Free

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

That's right! Now you can get all of our goodies vegan, gluten free and (by request) cane sugar/corn free. We even have some raw recipes.

So go ahead ask me to make you something!

My favorites since the transition:

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Raw raspberry cookie bars

Also worth noting: We now make our own vanilla extract, powdered sugar, almond flour and almond milk. So no extra preservatives for you because those items are now scratch made fresh.


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Life with Lucy Part 2

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (2)

This is my postpartum and breastfeeding story after the birth of my daughter Lucy

You were born 7/7/2010. You are now 28 months old. These memories of who I was in 2010 and the things that happened in our nursing relationship are starting to get a little hazy as I watch you grow. You change every day. I know I cant capture everything but I want the important stuff out there. Your birth, the whole breastfeeding story they are important. They have shaped every aspect of who I am personall...

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Life With Lucy Part 1

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Life with Lucy Part 1

A detailed chronicle of the birth of may daughter Lucy. My inspiration for doula work comes from this story. Dont worry there is a part two and it is all about breastfeeding.


Originally written for facebook on June 25th 2011

Edited for this blog on November 16th 2012


The Story of your birth, my memories after the 1st year


Lucille Patricia Rodeghero-Shearer

The day before you were b...

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Right Now it is all about birth

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Does anyone else feel it? It is hard to define. There is magic happening in Columbia Missouri right now. The magic of women, the magic of birth.

Film after film is being premiered here. Starting with Guerilla Midwife, Then Freedom to Birth, Then Birth Story coming up at Citizen Jane. Us birth junkies have a rally and people come! Amazing!

It is not just the doulas and midwives who are feeling this though. The mamas and other people are too. There are doctors getting on board with ...

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Improving Birth: Rally for Change

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Largest Women’s Rights Movement in Decades is Coming to Columbia MO. I could not be more excited. In general improving birth for all women is a cause I can get behind.

On Labor Day, September 3rd 2012, Columbia Missouri will be part of a national movement to Improve Birth by holding a Rally for Change from 10am until noon at the corner of Broadway & Old 63. A rally is also being held in Saint Louis for this event.

The goal of this is to bring awareness, and support e...

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James Edward Hickem III Memorial Scholarship

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Bear with me for a moment while I get a bit personal. This is not specifically related to being a doula.baker.trainer.

But it is related to my professional life and it might help someone so I want to share it.

Back when I was working directly with Afterschool Youth, I was working as a facilitator in a program in Columbia. I met a young man who left a deep impression on me. He was angry, articulate, smart, a leader, and funny. He challenged much of what I "knew" about working with ...

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You are a trainer too?

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Yes that third category of my work is up for explanation. This category is the most broad of all the work I do. It's also a favorite. I love having knowledge about things and being able to pass it on to others in a way that impacts their lives. I have a degree in teaching after all! I also have several years experience being a trainer full time.

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We will Bake you Happy at Naturally Cupcakes

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

What I do as lead baker, mischief maker at Naturally Cupcakes:

I specialize in vegan baked goods. I can make most anything gluten free as well. I am working on several new recipes that are refined sugar free (made with stevia, fruit juice or a combination).

Got a request or special diet? I would love to make something special for you.

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