Without the support and time of its volunteers, 4th Trimester Arizona would not be able to help hundreds of families throughout the valley. As we move closer to the conference, we will be highlighting the individuals behind this movement, so that our community can learn more about who they are and why they are so passionate about 4th Trimester Arizona. If at any time you personally feel drawn to volunteer, just hop on over to our volunteer sign up to get started!
Meet Rochelle Trotman-Norman with Baby Bee Maternal Wellness!
Rochelle is a Registered Art Therapist, life coach, artist and mother to a five year old!
During the 4th Trimester Arizona Conference, Rochelle will be hosting the workshop, “Moving beyond the Mask of Motherhood” in which participants will discuss how we can move past the mask of perfect and idealistic motherhood and embrace parenting as our perfectly-imperfect selves.
Rochelle’s favorite part of parenthood is all of the singing, cuddles and giggles that go along with being a mama of a five year old. Something she didn’t expect was that her child would be her mirror. “She has mannerisms that I didn’t know I had and says things I didn’t know I say!”
What is the BIGGEST mess your kids have made?
I’m lucky to have a pretty neat kiddo, but when I suddenly fell ill, she and a little friend littered my home with rice from our sensory table. I was vacuuming up rice from carpet for the next 6+ months.
What is the most embarrassing thing your kid has ever said?
She hasn’t truly embarrassed me yet, so I imagine she’s got an epic embarrassment coming my way in due time.
Tell us about your favorite free family activity.
I like to go to the free day at museums and the botanical gardens. I also like using the culture pass.
What do you do to de-stress?
I make art, meditate, journal, talk with friends and family, and play my singing bowl.
How has parenthood changed you?
Parenthood has exposed all of the areas I need to heal. It’s stripped me of my persona and pretenses. It has pushed me to strive for wholeness and wellness more than ever.
Share some words of encouragement for new families without giving advice.
You and your child are a perfect team! Your child will teach you the lessons that you need to learn just as much as you will teach them the lessons they need to learn.
Why are you passionate about being part of 4th Trimester Arizona?
It’s as if America is suddenly waking up to the needs of Postpartum families! I’m excited to be a part of this important revolution that prioritizes and supports the development of healthy families from the very beginning.
Follow Rochelle on her Facebook Page to stay up to date with class offerings and community gatherings.