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Partner Parenting; Are you Sabotaging it?

Posted on: July 10, 2019 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

Partner parenting

Are you partner parenting or are you feeling like you’re in it alone?  Do you find yourself complaining that apparently you are the only one who can hear the baby crying? That you seem to be the only one capable of changing a diaper? That packing the diaper bag is …


I Watched You Become a Father

Posted on: June 16, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Musing, Parenting Philosophy

I am a doula. I stand in the space of birth while reducing fear and instilling strength and I watch as you become a father. I have been on the other end of the phone when you nervously called me to say, “She is ready for you to come now…” …


Wow, That Postpartum Period…

Posted on: March 21, 2019 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum, Pregnancy

postpartum period

Wow, that postpartum period and that newborn sure can throw you for a loop… You’re so in love with your baby that you’ve neglected yourself… You know the old saying, you’ve got to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others, right? Have you been doing that? I know, …


The Overstimulated Baby

Posted on: March 13, 2019 | Babies, Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

overstimulated baby

The overstimulated baby is the baby that gets passed from person to person. The mother seems frustrated and everyone wants to help. First, her friend. “I’ll take the baby. You go relax for a few minutes.” She takes the baby. She brings the sweet crying bundle up on to to …


Love and Parenting

Posted on: February 23, 2019 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Parenting Philosophy

Love and parenting

Love and parenting sound like they go together beautifully. 2 people fall in love, they skip around holding hands for a while, they eat a strand of spaghetti together, lock lips in the middle of a strand and then… A baby gets inside one of them! That’s how it works, …


The Unrestrained Scoop on Baby Poop

Posted on: January 4, 2019 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

Baby poop

We know that Everyone Poops but when it comes to baby poop, do we really have the scoop? Imagine you are holding your sweet baby. You are gazing lovingly into his eyes. His eyes glass over and his tiny lip appears to be working its way into a smile. Your …


My Over Stimulated Baby…

Posted on: November 18, 2018 | Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum, Sleep Issues

“DON’T TALK TO ME”, I snapped! I need 20 minutes of quiet to just chill! I’m completely fried. I have to decompress… Oh my gosh, my mind is spinning. There’s electricity raging through my body and I have to drive this car and get this kid and I home safely! …


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