Three Things I Wish I Had

It’s been a while since I had a baby and things sure have changed since I was pregnant with my oldest 20 years ago. When you have your babies spaced out like I did (born in ’99, ’07, ’11, ’12) you experience changes in parenting trends, professional recommendations, and accessibility to resources. I’ll tell you,

Fall is (Almost) Here: Time to Think Pumpkin!

Pumpkin spice is back on the menu, Halloween pop-up stores are appearing in strip malls and there is occasionally a cool, seventy-some degree morning! That must mean that fall is around the corner and it’s time to start pondering all the fun fall activities in our future. One classic activity with kids is visiting the

Five Questions Never to Ask

We have all probably heard one (or more) of these asked, or maybe we’ve asked them ourselves. After being a parent and working with pregnant individuals and families, we’ve learned which questions should never be asked. So, let’s make life a little more pleasant for everybody and just ban a few questions from our conversation–don’t

“OMG, I’d never do that…”

Never is a very powerful word, and one that most people tend to use a lot before they become parents. “I would NEVER get an epidural.” “I would NEVER let my child sleep in my bed.” “I will NEVER talk to my children the way my mother talked to me.” Sometimes we are able to

5 “Encouraging” Things People Say to Parents and What to Say Instead

It’s hard to know how to be encouraging to new parents (or even not-so-new parents!) without being patronizing or unempathetic or just less than helpful. Here are some of the most common “encouraging” phrases that most new parents do not find helpful, plus a few suggestions for replacements! Cherish every moment.This is a popular one

Favorite Recipes | The Fayetteville Doulas

I love to cook. And I love trying new recipes. My kids and I get bored of the same handful of meals and I find myself looking for different things to make, not only for my own family but for postpartum clients as well. (Did you know that meal planning and cooking  is included in

AAP Updates Recommendations for Juice

We all try to do what is best for our babies but sometimes figuring out what is best can be overwhelming or downright difficult. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of more than 66,000 pediatrictians whose recommendations form the basis of preventive healthcare for children. When the AAP updates their recommendations, we want

Reduce Travel Stress With These Tips

Many of our clients travel by plane soon after having a baby to visit family. Traveling on an airplane can be a stressful situation, and when you add a baby to the mix the stress level tends to skyrocket especially if you’re doing it solo. Here are some bits of advice that will hopefully keep you

Procrastinator Friendly Easter Basket Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you procrastinate. Not because you don’t want to do things, but because you prioritize and nothing is truly urgent until you’re out of time, haha. Truth be told, I don’t procrastinate on everything. Holidays and gift giving are things I’m terrible at getting taken care of in a timely matter.