Like you probably are, I’m a mom too. I’m also a partner, a daughter, a friend. Then I️ have this "tiny" role as co-owner of Mainstay Doulas and Co. that seems to take up 99% of my day most days. Entrepreneur life, am I️ right? It is not easy keeping up...read more
There is a huge secret out there about the challenges of bringing home baby that is not being said. ***Before we go any further, we should have a disclaimer. We, too, wish we had the secret to teaching baby how to clean when you clean so when baby sleeps, you can...read more
There’s often times an internal struggle when it comes to breastfeeding and weaning, whether its parent-led or baby-led. I found myself thinking “I want my body back” “I want my body back” “I want my body back” but at the same time, neither of us were ready for this...read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. You just had a beautiful birth. One that you planned how you wanted it to unfold, what interventions you were ok with, if any, and it included a plan A, plan B, and plan C, if things veered off course. You were...read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Sitting with my grandma one day, many years back, we jokingly realized I had had 14 jobs in the last two years. We sat there, and we counted, one by one, each like a failed experiment. She laughed. "Where do I...read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. There's a lot of truth to the saying "Having a baby changes everything" After I gave birth, I expected lots of changes. Changes to my routine, changes with my partner, and many changes to my sleep pattern. The...read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Put down the phone...and step away from reading all the parenting articles. One article says to pick up your baby when they start to cry but you're bombarded with well meaning family members saying you're going to...read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. We all want to teach our children the importance of leaving our communities better than how we found them. This story is no different. What started out as a charitable act turned into Florida’s ONLY diaper bank....read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Who will you entrust to care for the health and treat the sniffles in your child? While all pediatricians entered into this field because they truly do care for your children, they're not all created equal when it...read more
Every mom stories in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. 2016. It's been....surreal, as deemed "Word of the Year" by Merriam Webster and that's one way to put it. Even without the tragic deaths that seemed to keep on coming, the presidential election, and two long time...read more
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