Tag: Parenting

What Is Cluster Feeding, And How Do I Get Through It?

Babies do lots of really cute things. Coos, giggles, and of course, their award winning snuggles. But for each of those cute things, there’s a less charming obstacle that parents have to figure out how to either master or survive- think, diaper blowouts, sleepless…

Five Things You Should Take Advantage of During Your Hospital Stay

In case you haven’t heard: Having a baby is pretty expensive. While baby showers are a great way to come up with lots of baby essentials, you most likely won’t get EVERYTHING you need from your family and friends. That said, you can grab some really great essentials from the hospitals… FOR FREE. Here are my top five favorite things to take advantage of before leaving the hospital:

The Tea on Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea is often hailed as a uterus superfood, with the ability to induce and shorten labor, make labor less painful, ease morning sickness and reduce postpartum bleeding…

The 411 on Baby Led Weaning

Baby-Led Weaning, or BLW for short, is a somewhat new approach to feeding infants, that has risen in popularity, especially in the U.S., over the last few years. It means almost exactly what the name implies, letting babies take the lead when it comes…

Six Different Kinds of Birth Stories To Get You Inspired

When you’re pregnant, its common to hear birth horror stories, as well as everything that can possibly go wrong during labor. I think its incredibly important to surround yourself with POSITIVE stories about birth as you prepare to go through it yourself. I found…

Birth Plans- A Doula’s Perspective

If you’re pregnant, or have ever been pregnant, you’ll know firsthand that the advice you receive from those around you is often confusing and conflicting. It can be hard to tell, as you swim through the sea of unsolicited comments who is right and…

A Bit About Babywearing…

In recent years, babywearing has become popular again, thanks to carrier companies making more ergonomic (and cute!) baby carriers. Many people think it’s a new trend, but prior to the 1900’s, babywearing was, by far, the norm. Drawings have depicted women wearing their babies…

What To Do While Waiting For Baby To Come

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You have most likely already braved morning sickness, round ligament pain, and that yucky sugary drink, which probably wasn’t as bad as everyone said it would be. Now you’re probably stuck with lower back pain, constant (or should I…

How To Choose The Best Pediatrician For Your Baby

Looking back to my own pregnancies, one of the tasks I found most daunting, especially the first time, was trying to find the right pediatrician for a baby I hadn’t even yet met. In fact, with my first pregnancy, I put it off until…