Scheduled Parenting

What is scheduled parenting and why is there such an uproar about it? Scheduled parenting is exactly what it sounds like, parenting your children, including infants, by the clock, rather than by instinct alone. It is structured, planned, and predictable………and also, it’s not. Let me explain. Scheduled parenting simply means working your baby into your[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Emotional Adjustment

Postpartum DOES NOT equal depression. The word postpartum is an adjective that simply describes the period of time after a person has birthed a child. Yep, that’s it. So let’s all try to stop saying things like “she has the postpartum” because that’s not a thing. There are SO MANY different aspects of the postpartum[…]

What This Diaper Drive Means to Me-Hosting No Child Wet Behind

There was once a time, not long ago, when I was a single mom. I was on TANF, food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, and I had a childcare subsidy. I was a full time community college student and I worked at a local weekly newspaper. I had applied for a seasonal job and ended up with[…]

To Swaddle or Not to Swaddle…….Why is it a question?

Let’s talk about one of the many magical secrets of postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists and night nannies…………SWADDLING. The act of swaddling newborns has been going on for as long as babies have been being born.¬†Wrapping a sweet little newborn up in snug, soft cloth has many benefits.¬†Swaddling can calm a fussy baby faster than[…]

Pregnancy and Parenting Resources in Colorado

This Resource Guide will be revised regularly to provide you with the most up to date information. If you notice any missing links or would like to add something to the list, please comment below.   In-Person Support Groups –New Mom Haven Postpartum Support Circle Wednesdays 10:45 to 12:00 –New Mother’s Support Group at Memorial[…]

The Perfect First Night Home With Your Newborn

Picture this: You have finally arrived safely at home with your new little wiggly bundle, thankful to be off the terrifyingly dangerous roads that just 48 hours ago seemed like a great way to get from point A to point B. Now that you’re home safe and sound, you’re pretty sure you won’t try that[…]