Creating Change In France with Oliviane: Fall 2018 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…Read More
Spring 2018 Doula Scholarship Winner: Laci Larson
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
Sleep Educator vs Sleep Trainer – What Is the Difference?
Good baby, bad habits? 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…Read More
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…Read More
Bebo Mia Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week with their Top 10 Breastfeeding Blogs & Videos
If you know us, you know that our mission is to support parents in any decision they make, especially when it comes to infant feeding, however, as World Breastfeeding Week has just come to a close we wanted to extend the celebrations and continue the conversation around breastfeeding and all that comes with it; the good, the…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Are You Choosing the Best Baby Carrier For Your Newborn?
The benefits of babywearing 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 your baby arrives? That’s a tough…Read More
6 Easy Steps to Laid-back Breastfeeding
Let’s get you laid-back breastfeeding When I support a new mom or a mom having challenges with breastfeeding, one of the first things I suggest is laid-back breastfeeding, also known as biological nurturing. It’s an easy concept: lay back, relax and get comfortable with yourself and baby and allow baby to follow her natural breastfeeding instincts. For a…Read More
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…Read More
bed-sharing like sleeping with a knife?!
Elizabeth Boyce posted about her beautiful family bed this week and it has (re?)sparked the co-sleeping/family bed discussion. 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 does not support sleeping with…Read More
Learning from a bloody nose.
My partner, Alana, and I were at TURF music festival a couple of weekends ago. We had left our daughter at home for the weekend and we were surprised to see how many families came with their little ones. It was fabulous to see – she will join us next year. On the Friday,…Read More
Do You Hold Your Baby Too Much?
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…Read More
A Sleep Article Rant
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 month’s (February 2015) issue, with…Read More