This blog is a heartbreaking and beautiful deep dive into the memories of lost babies. The quotes within this blog are from moms who were asked to share something they remember specifically about the baby or babies they lost. As you read, you too will get the privilege of opening your heart to these women and their babies who were here physically for such a short time but will live on forever in their parents’ hearts.Read More
Dear New Parents, we see the struggles, but can we remind you of all the ways you’re doing GREAT? Whether you’re a first time mom or dad, or just need a reminder, this letter from a postpartum doula may be just what you need today.Read More
I took it to the internet recently and asked the question: “Why did you switch to formula?”
When I posed this question to the moms in my life, I was instantly overwhelmed with answers. In the hopes of helping other women in the future, moms from all over the country and from all different walks of life jumped at the chance to share their experiences with me. They knew that it was best for their family, but almost none of them made the choice easily.Read More
Looking for 6 practical ways to find alone time as a new parent? As postpartum doulas, we understand that can be a tall order. Suddenly you’re a new parent caring for your baby (or babies) 24/7. It makes sense to crave some time alone again! We all need to reset and rejuvenate. What is your go-to when you need to be alone?Read More
The days and weeks immediately after birth come with so much joy and emotion… AND so many physical changes and discomfort. The only thing that can really get you back to feeling 100% like yourself is time, but there are many things that can help you feel better along the way! Here are our 5 favorite tools for postpartum recovery.Read More
Ask anybody with a newborn how they are doing and you will likely hear “tired” and “overwhelmed”. As a postpartum doula, I have developed some tips for new parents to make organizing their priorities in early parenthood a bit easier. Although you may not struggle with this, try following these steps and see if it eases some of your day-to-day stress.Read More
A few months back, we wrote about our favorite shows for new and pregnant moms to binge watch and now we’re back with more. Need some new shows to binge? Here’s the SEQUEL to our most popular blog: 5 Most Binge-Worthy Shows for New (or Pregnant) Moms.Read More
Portland area parents and babies feel trapped inside and stir crazy as rain or snow is pouring down around them. It seems too cold and wet outside, but you have to do something besides sit around your living room playing with the same toys every day. So what is there to do and how do you keep your baby comfortable while you do it?
Luckily, Portland, Oregon has so many activity options and plenty of great companies making winter clothing to go along with them! Here are our favorite suggestions and picks.Read More
Once upon a time I was a brand new mother. I returned home with my baby… a sweet, warm, perfect bundle of all my hopes and dreams. Everyone I knew delighted right along with me. They offered to bring food for us and gifts for the baby. Offered to come hold her and to help.
I didn’t need someone who saw me as a vessel to bring a baby into their life. Here’s what I really needed.Read More
Are you wondering what the comfiest, stretchy pants are for pregnancy, postpartum, pandemics, or anytime at all? We asked and you told us. Today’s blog shares our best comfy, stretchy pants for moms….and dads!Read More