Northeast Doulas Blog
As the summer draws to a close, we are coming up on a new school year, pumpkin pies and crisp sweater weather.
Even with fall nearby, don’t forget about these last precious weeks of summer sunshine.
Spend some time as a family or plan a few adventures at home while you still have long days and warm nights.
Plan a movie night outside.
Sometimes an adventure can be found ...Read more
Raising kids isn’t easy no matter what gender they are. But, as a mother of two sons, I know a heck of a lot about raising boys. Even as I sat down to write this guest post (for Randy Patterson and Northeast Doulas) I was interrupted by my three year old son Miles walking into my office holding a giant kitchen knife requesting that I slice him up a snack, followed shortly after by my six year old banging away to The Who on his drum set-up. Let’s just say that raising boys comes with a few special...Read more
As a girl who grew up in the backyard playing baseball, roller-hockey, and making mud-pies, I was more than a little nervous when the ultrasound tech looked up and said “There is your daughter!”
You see, at a young age, up until I was about 20, I hadn’t ever spent time with little girls. My brother had two sons, my cousin is a boy, most of the neighborhood kids were boys, and the ones that were girls really weren’t keen on being my friend. I always dreamed of ...Read more
While you’re in the midst of getting your placenta encapsulated, you have a great opportunity to find out more about newborn care and the postpartum period in general, from your Northeast Doulas Postpartum Placenta Specialist.
Asking your specialist some postpartum questions can help ease your mind as you navigate your road to recovery and new parenthood. Remember that your specialist is an expert in her field and can give you some great tips as well as affirm that your intuition is leading you in the...Read more
The pacifier, paci, binky, or the boppy, no-no or nucky. Every family has a creative name for this little piece of household 'peace and quiet'. Almost 200 different names to be exact.
The real fun begins when it’s time to say goodbye to the binky.
Once it’s gone, the tears begin. But, necessity is the mother of invention and figuring out how to release the bink is no exception!
Parents are creative when it comes to pacifier weaning to ease the transition for their little ones and make it a bit less stressful for everyone involved. The object here is to make it...Read more