motherhood

Why Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

Why Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

I’ve wanted to offer overnight postpartum doula support for years. My reasons for wanted to offer this service remained over the years but offering this type of support was not compatible with my family. Before I dive into what an overnight visit consists of, I wanted to continue my “why” series and explain why I think overnight support is so important. So, here it is. Why I provide overnight postpartum doula support! Enjoy!

The Emotions Of Motherhood

The Emotions Of Motherhood

Nothing can really prepare you for the emotions of motherhood quite like, well, motherhood. We can train, prepare, practice, research, and plan for many other aspects of bringing a child into our lives, but we cannot truly rehearse for the emotions until we experience it. In this article, we’ll talk through some of these emotions and help normalize the emotions we experience as mothers. I hope this article brings you Joy…

The Great Minivan Debate

The Great Minivan Debate

You know you've thought about it. I think all parents, at least in the United States, have contemplated just this topic. To minivan or not minivan!?!? This question comes up in playgrounds, on playgrounds, at schools, in Facebook groups, and anywhere you find a gathering of moms. Today's article pays homage to the topic and provides you with some anecdotal research and evidence to help you decided on this hot topic. Leave a note or a comment if you experienced this debate yourself or if you found this helpful! 

Olympics and Motherhood

Olympics and Motherhood

The 2018 Winter Olympics started yesterday and the Opening Ceremonies are tomorrow. Sports play a role in many American families and help shape who we become as people. Have you ever considered links between sports, especially the Olympics, and motherhood? Take a read. When you're done, I encourage you to think about your own sports experiences and how they impacted you as a person. See you when you get back from memory lane...

Help After Baby Series, Part 3 - Your Village

Help After Baby Series, Part 3 - Your Village

Part 3 in the Help After Baby series is all about support from your village. This article provides feedback on who most often makes a village, what types of support moms of newborns need from their village, and how the village can most effectively support the family. Enjoy!