“I’m not birthing a baby, why would I need to take a childbirth education class?” Simply stated: You ARE birthing a baby through the help of a surrogate. Your journey to parenthood through surrogacy has been a unique and complicated experience that has brought a mix of emotions along the way. On the one hand,…Read More
There is so much focus on pregnancy, birth, and even the first 8 weeks of your baby’s life. These stages in your life are fleeting. Parenthood, on the other hand, is a marathon that, on occasion, requires grit, stamina, and some solid survival tools. I usually bring up conversations about managing and surviving parenthood at…Read More
We hear it all the time: “I’m not birthing my baby so why would I need a doula?” The short answer: because you’re becoming parents and experiencing all the joys, worries, and transitions that come with having a new baby to care for. As postpartum doulas who provide care to intended parents, we thought it…Read More
What is a Postpartum Doula?
Often called night nannies or baby nurses, postpartum doulas care for the WHOLE family. They may swoop in, show you all the newborn baby care, how to feed your baby, all the swaddling and soothing techniques and, best of all, how to get your baby to SLEEP….or at least stop crying. This blog explores how postpartum doulas do so much more than baby care or household tasks.Read More
We’re answering the age old questions: What should I add to my baby registry?
We can all agree that there is a lot of baby stuff out there. A lot of baby stuff that costs a lot of money, takes up plenty of space and may or may not ever get used. As postpartum doulas, we prefer to Keep It Simple, Silly (KISS) so we’ve prepared a pared down list of bottler feeding basics to add to your baby registry (with links*) to make it even simpler.Read More
Most new parents wonder what to buy the baby. It’s their first holiday after all! We keep it simple and concise with a practical guide to providing the BEST gift for the new baby in your life.
We all know that the base to any good, hearty soup is a rich bone broth, but who has the time for that? Nobody we know! If you’re looking for that rich, homemade chicken broth flaver, but are short on time, look no further. Get out your crockpot! We’re going to share our (printable) recipe for the easiest chicken broth!Read More
Enough is enough. We’ve decided to throw in the towel. WE’RE JUST PLAIN DONE.
SERIOUSLY. Could 2020 be any more of a shitshow? (Maybe we shouldn’t say that outloud since we still have 5 months to go.)Read More
When new parents enlist my services for overnight care, I let them know that if all goes well with their new baby and baby sleeps for a solid stretch, I can make them some sort of breakfast to warm up.
The excitement is evident. There will be breakfast. There will be something more than a yogurt, granola and a banana. There will be something worth reheating and tasty. There will be BREAKFAST BURRITOS!Read More