Creating Change In France with Oliviane: Fall 2018 Doula Training Scholarship Winner

bebo mia doula training scholarship winner

For the Fall 2018 Doula  Maternal Support Practitioner Program Scholarship at bebo mia inc we had some amazing applicants and are thrilled to present our winners’ submissions. With the help of some incredible sponsors like Olivia Scobie & community partners  we were able to offer 7  Scholarships to our combined fertility, birth and postpartum doula training. This…

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Spring 2018 Doula Scholarship Winner: Laci Larson

Doula Training Scholarship

  bebo mia’s Spring 2018 Maternal Support Practitioner Program saw some incredible applications for the various scholarships that were offered. We are thrilled to present our winners’ submissions. With the help of some incredible sponsors like Olivia Scobie & Candice Tizzard of Stages Doula, we were able to offer 6 Scholarships to the very first round of our extended…

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It’s Time to Talk About Parent Sleep

Social media platforms, especially the vortex better known as a Facebook support group, have given (new) parents an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and resources in a way that would have been unfathomable in past generations. When baby insomnia a sleep regression strikes we are able to find support and #solidarity with just a few clicks,…

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Gratitude improves Sleep: A Surprising Connection

I have been using a formula “gratitude improves sleep” 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…

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Choose a Sleep Educator instead of a Sleep Trainer

Sleep Training Sleep seems to be treated as this dirty little secret in parenting.  If you are an expectant parent, you might be warned that babies wake up a lot at night, but you probably don’t think it will be all that bad.  Or if it is, certainly you will be able to nip it…

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Bedtime for Two? – Why You Shouldn't Plan Ahead!

“When and how should I get my toddler into their own bed?” “Should I night wean before the baby comes?” “How do you manage putting both to bed when solo parenting?” “What are some ways to get my partner more involved in bedtime?” “How do you make sure baby gets a good nap when they…

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Is there a conspiracy behind attachment parenting?

There is just too much to rebut in the recent controversial blog post asking “Is Attachment Parenting a Plot to Force Women Back Into the Home”?  – but what annoys me the most is the discussion around the motives of those who promote attachment parenting, as well as the inaccurate description of what attachment parenting is, so I will…

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Are You Choosing the Best Baby Carrier For Your Newborn?

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Benefits of Baby Wearing The benefits of baby wearing are endless! Not only does it give you back the use of both your hands, it gives your baby a nice snuggly place to sleep. It truly is win-win for you and your baby, but how do you know what the best baby carrier is before…

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Netflix and Breastfeed

Very recently I was surfing the web while breastfeeding (as I quite often do) and I came across this article on brexting. I couldn’t tell if my blood began to boil because this was yet another way the modern mom is ‘doing it wrong’ or because I was caught red handed. To be fair, I…

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Co-sleeping and Bed-sharing with baby


Elizabeth Boyce posted about her beautiful family bed this week and it has (re?)sparked the co-sleeping and bed sharing. Sleep is hands down the number one question we get from our postpartum clients and we always say the same thing…: Public Health Agency of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics Public Health Agency of…

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Do You Hold Your Baby Too Much?

Do You Hold Your Baby Too Much Blog

  Do You Hold Your Baby Too Much? That sounds like a straightforward question, right? There continues to be so much misinformation swirling around in relation to babies and their needs so we thought we’d set the record straight here. Do you hold your baby too much? Is that even possible? Doesn’t holding them too…

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Sleep Training Shock: Dangers of Rigid Schedules for Newborns

Sleep Struggles: Questioning Parenting Narratives One of the more thoughtful gifts I received when I was pregnant with my son was a subscription to Today’s Parent magazine. For the past two years, I have enjoyed flipping through the articles, finding stories I’ve enjoyed or trying some great recipes. When I saw the cover of this…

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