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Behind the Scenes: Gardening

I am very much a country mouse and grew up being outdoors at all hours of the day in all seasons of the year. Being outdoors is cathartic and relaxing for me. I feel very much in tune with the natural world around me. I have been a plant lady with my indoor crop of houseplants for over a decade. My love of plants has grown, quite literally, outside of the walls of my home now that we live in a house with a yard. The landscape has been a blank slate to build upon. I love creat

Behind the Scenes: Podcast Listener

I love listening to podcasts when I am driving in my car or when I am working on projects around the house. There are rooms in my house that I painted while listening to podcasts and to this day, I can remember hearing Dogg the Bounty Hunter as I painted my kitchen and John Goodman and David Lee Roth were my mudroom project. Armchair Expert - Stanley Tucci, Monica Lewinsky, Matthew McConaughey, and Barack O'Bama are favorites. Physic Teachers is another favorite of mine.

Prepping Bottle Supplies

Figuring out what kind of bottles your baby will take to is a bit of trial and error. There are many brands and styles to choose from. I have only used @drbrowns with my babies. I am learning about other bottle brands as I work with clients. At a recent postpartum visit, I helped the family unpack the bottles and feeding supplies that they received off of their baby registry. I took the time to disassemble and clean their bottles so we could set up a bottle/feeding stati

Behind the Scenes: Writing

Writing became a serious passion of mine in high school and continues to be a tool of creative expression for me. In developing my doula business, I made it a priority to integrate my writing skills into my services and as a tool for growing our support community with the my biweekly newsletter. The process of writing my newsletters is personal for me as I often share first hand experiences within my own life as a mother. Some issues are practical advice while others touch o

Behind the Scenes

This right here is a beautiful scene. This is the aftermath of a family surviving a day in the life of postpartum. A family that is navigating the ups and downs of obstacles unforeseen and doing their best to get through each day. This is also the scene of me taking my "lunch break" at 2:30AM while on duty doing overnight coverage for a family postpartum. These are the quiet moments I get to enjoy in your home while you're all sleeping. Shortly after I finish up my snack of

Encouragement With Bottle Feeding

Feed the baby. Wash the bottles. Dry the bottles. Portion out the formula. Mix the bottles. Feed the baby. Repeat. I have a client who is a nurse and she has an excellent system in place for her baby’s bottle preparation. I’ll post more on the details at another time but wanted to share a snapshot of her setup. The cycle of feedings can feel never ending. Finding ways to make it easier by having a system in place will help! Breastfeeding? Have a similar setup with the item

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