Slippery Tricks for Bathing a Newborn

It dawned on me recently that bathing a newborn baby is a potential cause of stress for new parents. I’m here to give you just a few helpful hints on the what, when and how to bath that sweet, slippery little bundle of joy. The first question when it comes to bathing is “how often?”Continue reading “Slippery Tricks for Bathing a Newborn”

Depression’s Ugly Cousin; Rage

I think it’s safe to say that everyone knows what Postpartum Depression is, and we all have an idea of what it is supposed to look like: think Kirstie Alley crying at the television in a bath robe (am I showing my age with this reference?) But what a lot of people don’t realize isContinue reading “Depression’s Ugly Cousin; Rage”

How to Decide Which Breast to Offer

Most new nursing moms try to nurse on one breast, then switch to the other breast at the next feeding. This system works, but is it the best? Honestly, I won’t tell you what system is best- it’s not my thing. I prefer to offer you options to try to find which you like best.Continue reading “How to Decide Which Breast to Offer”

New Baby Must Haves

Let’s have a chat about what things you REALLY need to have when your new bundle of joy comes home. Before the baby comes home, you should put some effort into creating your nest(s). You may want to create two or more areas. You’ll want these to be comfortable spots, maybe a comfortable chair inContinue reading “New Baby Must Haves”

Babywearing is for Everyone!

There are many ways to take care of your baby, but one the most practical and nurturing things you can do is to wear him. Babywearing is when an adult caregiver wears a special carrier or wrap to hold their baby on their chest, hip or back. This is a great way to get thingsContinue reading “Babywearing is for Everyone!”

A Call to Return to Tradition

Becoming a mother is arguably one of the most life altering transitions in a woman’s life. Traditionally, civilizations from around the world recognized this as a spiritual, emotional, and physical change from a maiden to a mother. For centuries mothers in law, mothers, sisters, aunts, wise women, midwives and doulas have encircled a new mother,Continue reading “A Call to Return to Tradition”