Advice

The 3 Things I Wish I Had Learned Before Giving Birth.

3 things I wish I had learned

If anyone has read my story you know that my first birth experience was traumatizing and life-altering. Throughout that pregnancy, I was under the impression I simply needed to “go with the flow” of everything in order to have the most positive birth experience possible. I was naive, and I didn’t have a clue what…

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Fertility Doula – What Clients Want

As a doula it is likely you have, or will have, clients who have conceived through fertility treatment. In many ways these clients have pregnancies like any other. Your client may or may not experience morning sickness, may or may not have a specific birth plan, may or may not plan on breastfeeding, just like…

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Software, Technology and Organizational Tools For Your Doula Biz

You may or may not know that all of our courses come with access to a cohort-specific private Facebook Group where we offer ongoing support and mentorship for our students. What you may not know is that we also have a public Facebook Group called Strategy & Support for Doulas in Business where we also…

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Gratitude, Letting Go, and Better Sleep

I have been using a formula to get families sleeping better for the last 5+ years, and of course I use the method personally as well. I have to tell people again and again, “no, I am not a sleep trainer”.  Some wonder if I, like many others, are advertising a tear-free bedtime solution that will not…

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Simple Tips for Raising an Eco Baby on a Budget

Eco Baby on a Budget

What is greenwashing & why should we avoid it?! It’s important to recognize that a lot of effort goes into marketing products to make you feel good about using them but also to make you feel like you need them. Greenwashing occurs when false or misleading claims are made about the eco-friendliness of a product…

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Putting “Sleep” Back into the Family Vocabulary

Ah, sleep. I remember you, you beautiful creature. I truly apologize for treating you so poorly back in my pre-30’s/pre-child days, because now you have become more elusive than a purple unicorn in a tutu handing out chocolate. Can y’all relate? If you can’t, well, I’m sorry but for your safety, we can’t be friends.…

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Beat the Heat with Summer Essentials!

Some like it HOT, and the summer countdown is most definitely ON like Donkey Kong! Just think about it…sun, surf, sand, a cool drink in your hand, toes in the pool, fun outdoor gatherings, and let’s not forget about Thoooose Suuuummer Niiiiights (I just know you grabbed a hairbrush and belted that out…don’t deny it!)…

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Recover, Reshape & Reinvent your Health after Birth

Recovering After Birth with Essential Oils Whether you are a new mom and have just giving birth to your first baby, or you are celebrating the birth of your second, third or 15th, one thing that is always on the recently post-delivery moms mind (beside that whole “caring for another human being thing”) is how…

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The secret to lowering the cost of a newborn!

What do you really need for your baby?! We often joke that all you need for baby is a big bed and a carrier, but realistically, we know that getting ready for baby is exciting, and so is the shopping! That being said, we want you to spend your money wisely and avoid big ticket baby…

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Let’s Get It On: Aromatherapy for the Bedroom

Getting Ready for Vday with Aromatherapy With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, no doubt many of you are gearing up to plan the perfect date night. If you’re a parent, this might look something like a Jedi knight willing your children to sleep then morphing into Harry Potter, throwing on your cloak of invisibility and hightailing it…

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