You’e heard about overnight support for families with new babies. Maybe you saw a Facebook post from a friend. Maybe you’re curious about what nights will be like when you have a newborn. Whatever the case may be, I’m glad you’re here and seeing this article. I wrote this article for two reasons: as a journal for myself and a way to mindfully think about and share my lessons learned from my most recent overnight support, and I wrote this as one example of how an overnight postpartum doula visit might go. I’d love your comments and your questions! Glad you’re here. Enjoy.
Think outside the registry and give a gift card! There are some really great products and services available nowadays for families with newborns. But, the big-box baby registries still have families registering for things they really don’t need. Here’s your chance to give an even better gift than a newborn-size onsie…a thoughtful gift card that the family will actually use! Take a look at this Top 10 list (but really, there are more than 10 ideas here!). Enjoy!
Do you believe in love at first sight? Think about that as it relates to your children, especially your newborns, and you might have a different answer. But, you can also apply this question to another important person in your family. Check out today’s article on a pretty personal story for me and my family and learn how I became a believer in love at first sight. Happy Father’s Day!
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…
Groundhog Day and Motherhood - the cliche from the 1993 movie and mothering young children can often be summarized the exact same way - same stuff/$#!+/crap/thing, different day. But in mothering that might actually be a good thing...until it's not! In this article we'll talk about the good and the bad of routines. Plus, at the end of the article, you'll see comments from over 50 mothers on their self-care tips for breaking that Groundhog Day feeling that often emerges during motherhood. Happy reading!