Parenting

3 Things You May Have Forgotten on Your Baby Registry

Often, as I'm helping families prepare to welcome their baby they want to know if there is anything else they need for their nursery. Is there anything they've forgotten to add to their baby registry? Most of the time they've remembered the essentials - tiny little newborn outfits, somewhere for baby to sleep, diapers, etc.… Continue reading 3 Things You May Have Forgotten on Your Baby Registry

Parenting, Pregnancy

A Doula’s Top 10 Pregnancy Reads

Preparing for birth and life with a newborn can be overwhelming. So many pregnancy books and so little time (just nine months!). Take a deep breath, your doula is here to help! As it turns out, reading ALL the pregnancy and childbirth books is something I love to do. Here's a short list of books… Continue reading A Doula’s Top 10 Pregnancy Reads

Babywearing, Doula, Motherhood, Parenting

Outdoor Adventures with Baby – One More Reason to Love Babywearing

Babywearing has been practiced in many different forms by many cultures around the world for centuries.  As the art of babywearing grows in popularity in the industrialized world, the countless benefits of these practices are beginning to be recognized through modern research.  Wearing your child allows you to keep him or her close, which promotes bonding, simplifies breastfeeding,… Continue reading Outdoor Adventures with Baby – One More Reason to Love Babywearing

Evidence Based Birth, Parenting

Newborn Procedures – 8 Decisions to Discuss Before Birth

  Families often have many, many questions about what will actually take place at their baby's time of birth.  Most people, it seems, like to have an idea of how things will play out once their little one makes his entrance into the world.  Every family is different, every birth is different, and so every… Continue reading Newborn Procedures – 8 Decisions to Discuss Before Birth

Motherhood, Parenting

New Baby Must-Haves – A Minimalist Guide

There is no doubt about it, welcoming a baby into your family is life-changing.  Your day to day schedule will change, your priorities will change, your heart will grow, and the entire world will be different.  There is a huge market for products designed to make this process easier... It is a bit overwhelming.  For… Continue reading New Baby Must-Haves – A Minimalist Guide