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Why This Occupational Therapist is Telling You That the Bumbo is a Dumbo

The Bumbo Seat I cringe when I see them on my friends’ baby registries. I know why they’re recommended to new moms: so they can shower/cook dinner/feed themselves/get a break, just for a few minutes. And that’s important stuff when you’re sleep deprived, not getting much help, responsible for other children, and you just NEED […]

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bottles to backpacks

Trading Bottles For Backpacks: How To Move On From Baby Daze To School Days

It’s that time of year again when my Facebook feed is flooded with the shining faces of children heading off to their first day of school. Homemade chalkboard signs held by eager little hands commemorate the passage of time and new beginnings. Now here we are, about a week into it. But we’re still in […]

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5 Tips for Creating Your Birth Plan

5 Tips for Creating Your Birth Plan

Every doula knows that you can’t actually plan your birth because birth, by nature, is mysterious and spontaneous. It follows its own path, and no matter how hard we may want to control it, we can’t.  In fact, the best outcomes overall occur in those births that are allowed to unfold naturally, without intervention when possible. […]

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