I Wish I Had Hired a Sibling Doula

I wish someone had told me about sibling doulas when I was pregnant with my third baby. My first baby had been born with just my father and step mother by my side. For many reasons, it was a very special time for all of us. My second baby was born in the wee hours[…]

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[…]

National Hug Day 2017

Today is National Hug Day 2017. In case your social media page is not flooded like mine, or you live under a rock, or lost your phone in the woods while simultaneously losing all T.V. and radio service, you are also aware that today is also Women’s March. Today is my favorite day in 2017[…]

Getting to Know Jenn

When it comes to doulas, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. What exactly do we DO anyway? Are we just for hippy dippy, crunchy people? Are we just for home birthers? Are we just for hospital birth? So many questions. For answers to those questions and more, use the search at the bottom[…]