When I was young, the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do” was actually a common parenting phrase. That sort of made me mad as a child. It seemed quite unfair that I was being required to behave in a way that my parents or other adults were not. Shouldn’t it have been … Continue reading Be Kind to Get Kind
When 9/11 occurred, our world was completely changed; but we quickly moved to the new "Post 9/11 World." As the pandemic hit (and has continued it's spread), our world has completely changed -- but the shift to a "Post COVID World" has not happened yet (and may not for some time.) I am left with … Continue reading Temporary Exemption
It may seem easy to us – who wouldn’t want someone to take care of all their needs, the moment they need something. But if we unpack that a little bit, we realize that being a baby may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Imagine wanting to go into another room, but not … Continue reading It’s Hard Being a Baby!
My son is getting married next year, and he and his fiancé have decided not to register for gifts. They have all the things they need for their apartment and don't want to register for stuff just to have "new things." They have decided instead to "register" for a honeymoon. While there is no expectation … Continue reading Register for “Time”
As a doula and childbirth educator, I continually strive to get my clients evidence so they can make the best decisions for themselves and their babies. I truly believe in the autonomy of my clients and I work hard to create the space for them to use their voices. Evidence Based Birth® is an excellent resource … Continue reading
We live in a time when most people do not like uncertainty. We have instant knowledge at our fingertips, we can contact people anytime, and there are apps that allow us to know exactly where our family and friends are. We like to know the what, when, where and how. Then the pregnancy test comes … Continue reading Go With Your Gut
BellyBelly is an excellent resource for new parents. Based in Australia, Kelly Winder is passionate about providing evidence-based information and support for new moms and dads. You'll find a range of topics covering pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting. The BellyBelly Facebook page has a million followers! I recently came across an article titled, "10 … Continue reading Does My Baby Really NEED All This?
As a doula I am often asked nutrition questions by my clients, so I am always on the lookout for good resources. I recently read a book that I think is an excellent guide for pregnancy (and beyond) and I would love to tell you a bit about it. Lily Nichols RDN, CDE is a … Continue reading
What is it about being pregnant and having a baby that seems to elicit advice from everyone we meet? “You’re robbing your children of their childhood if you do not take them to Disney World.” “You really need to leave your children with their grandparents overnight – you owe them that.” “That baby is way … Continue reading No, I’m Not Interested In Your Advice
Vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for infants and children. When you are looking for and installing a car seat, please take some time to educate yourself and to make sure that it is done correctly. A few extra minutes could mean that injury is reduced or a life is saved. … Continue reading Car Seats – 5 Things to do at Home