about being a Mama

I created Kaura at a time when I was seeking inner strength and courage. My hope is that these pieces help you to feel powerful, too. 

So back in 2011, I was thrown for a loop when I became a stay-at-home mom to a newborn daughter who had extreme colic the first nine months of her life.  I had dabbled in making jewelry before she was born, but my profession had been in environmental consulting.

In my unfamiliar role as a stay-at home mom with a crying infant, I found myself completely off balance and a sense of hopelessness.  Within a year of giving birth, I fell into severe post-partum depression.

Thankfully, my scholarly curiosity was intact and in 2012, a voice inside me saved me - I was reminded about the stories my grandfather had shared with me, growing up.