Volunteering with the Roots | Meet Whitnee

Meet Whitnee, our new volunteer!

Do you have a passion for working with families? We could always use more hands and hearts around here! Get in touch and we will work on finding a great fit for you! 

Giving & Growing our Community Roots

We celebrated our 3rd birthday a few weeks ago and it was a great milestone to celebrate! We are so proud of the work we've done for the past three years and hope to continue to grow our programs and community.

As you may know, we are a registered 501(c)(3) which means we rely on public support of our programs and can accept donations that are tax deductible.

In case you were wondering how you can help, we want to let you know how you can support the work of the Roots!

Are two midwives better than one?? | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwifery

Historically in America midwives will attend births by themselves, with a student or apprentice midwife, or with a on-the-job trained birth assistant. These assistants may or may not be certified in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. They may carry additional credentials like being a Licensed Practical Nurse or Certified Nursing Assistant but many do not.

Food co-op is back!

The Community Roots Collective is now a pickup location for the JAMM food coop.

Read on to see how you can participate.

Celebrating 3 years of love at the Community Roots Collective

Unlike a threenager we do NOT:
1. Require our food be crust-less
2. Refuse to get dressed and/or change multiple times a day
3. Say no to naps

Like a threenager we DO:
1. Make our own rules
2. Do what we want
3. Encourage earplugs in our presence

Come party with us, friends! 

How My White Privilege Helped Me Have a Home Birth | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

“As for me, a pregnant 30-something middle class white woman with the added benefit of being a Licensed Midwife and caring for hundreds of families over many years, well, I had the cards stacked 110% in my favor. While I was intimately aware of this intense privilege for years, even through miscarriages and a 2nd trimester loss, I was never more aware and outraged by it than when I was pregnant and postpartum with our 2nd full term baby.”

Social Justice Storytime

We believe in building community here at the Community Roots Collective and we believe that starts early. We want to raise compassionate and sensitive kids that have a strong sense of fairness and equality. We aim to tackle 'hard issues' square on in an age appropriate way. That is why we began our Social Justice Storytime- to have conversations with kids early on about being open and accepting of all kinds of people. Join us for our social justice storytime on the second Tuesday of the month at 10am.

Truth in Parenting | Parenting through mistakes

At some point, you just have to let go and let life happen. You can't plan for everything. You can't foresee when bad things will happen. But you have to come to peace with bad decisions and mess ups. Don't fear making the mistakes. Don't let the mom-guilt overtake you. And when you need to, forgive yourself. By your example, you are teaching your children to forgive themselves, too.

We're human. We're just doing our best. Sometimes less. And that's ok. 

Vag Fest | A Tampa wellness event

A vaginal, menstrual, and sexual health event! Speakers, vendors, and wellness care in an environment that is open, supportive, and with your comfort in mind. This event is FREE and EVERYONE is invited!

    New year, new space | Tampa Heights

    We're moved and back to our regular programming- and so much more! We have retail again, have expanded our calendar of events, made our mama's groups TWICE weekly now, and have indoor AND outdoor play space for your littles. Plus, we rent the space for private events. Come grow with us!

    Doula Services | Tampa Bay Birth Doula

    Barefoot Birth has provided exceptional doula support to the Tampa area for nearly ten years. We believe in the power of doula support and encourage all families to look into doula care for your pregnancy and birth. Read more about our birth doula Brandi and the services she provides. 


    We're moving! We're moving in with some new folks! Check it all out at our grand re-opening and 'support local' holiday market on Sunday, December 17th from 12-4.

    Welcome to the family our new 'house mom'

    Kid fun and craft times are back as we welcome a new house mom!

    Our first Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day family walk

    A look at our first annual pregnancy and infant loss awareness day family walk. We enjoyed community and remembrance time and raised almost $1500 for our local AMEND support group.