Baby Carriers Are Like Shoes

Babywearing is da bomb. Seriously. However, the wide array of options can feel very overwhelming and intimidating. This guide will help you figure out what questions to ask, so that you can find what works best for your body, your

Permission to Walk Away

Permission to Walk Away

All babies cry. Crying is how babies communicate. Crying can mean “I’m hungry,” “I’m hot/cold,” “I’m tired,” “I’m uncomfortable,” “I’m lonely,” and a great number of other things. New parents quickly build a mental checklist that they run down at the sound

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers: Experiences, Not Stuff

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers: Experiences, Not Stuff

I’m one of those die-hard no-Christmas-allowed-before-Thanksgiving people. Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday, and it often gets overshadowed by its gift-giving holiday siblings. I often don’t even start my holiday shopping until right before, but I realize many people plan a bit

It’s up to YOU to teach: #BreastfeedingIsNotSex

It’s up to YOU to teach: #BreastfeedingIsNotSex

I am not an angry person. In fact, I am probably one of the most cheerful, optimistic, and positive people I know. It takes a lot to make me angry. Last week, though, something happened that filled me with rage. And

Baby’s Ode to the Postpartum Body

Baby’s Ode to the Postpartum Body

There has been a lot of talk about bodies and body image in the past several years. Viral posts like this one about loving your aging body, and websites like this one about realness around postpartum bodies, are about reclaiming bodies and definitions

Getting Back On the Horse

Getting Back On the Horse

I was being a good-doobie entrepreneur. I was updating my blog weekly, making Facebook posts daily, and networking and seeking out new opportunities at least once a week. And then I went on vacation. Vacation was great! It was lovely!

Things Flow When You Let Go

Things Flow When You Let Go

In case you hadn’t already figured it out, I absolutely love my job. Supporting people through their transition into parenthood feels so natural, right, and true to me, and I love its challenges and joys. I had two series classes wrap

I Was Almost A Midwife, Once

I Was Almost A Midwife, Once

This week I’m going to tell you a little more about me. It’s story time! I first started caring for babies when I was 6 years old as a mother’s helper for a neighbor who lived across the street from us in

For Givers of Unsolicited Parenting Comments: A Handy Guide

For Givers of Unsolicited Parenting Comments: A Handy Guide

I believe that most humans are inherently good and well-intentioned. Yes, we see a lot of sad and scary testaments to the contrary in daily life, but I think the bad circulates more readily than the good. Anyway, it is

The Synthetic Village: Why US Parents Need Support Groups

The Synthetic Village: Why US Parents Need Support Groups

We’ve all heard the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I know, it’s a phrase that’s been thrown around so much for so long that it has gotten a little tired-sounding, but I promise it is

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