Providing Professional Doula Services to Families in Greenwich, Westchester and NYC

January 2017

Sometimes you just need to take a time out.

Self care should find it's way into your daily routine. When you're devoting some time to yourself by nourishing your mind and body you are likely to become less stressed out overall. 

Parenting is hard work and you deserve a chance to spoil yourself. 

Don't know where to start?

We put together a list of activities to help jumpstart your new and improved self care routine around the Westchester area. 

Plan a trip to the big apple. 

You can only pick up so many legos before you go crazy. You deserve a day with other adults. Get dolled up with your girlfriends and head to a lunch date in the big apple. Visit the MoMA or the Botanical Gardens for some visual stimulation and inspiration. After lunch, why not have dessert somewhere else? The world is your oyster and it's YOUR day out. 

Spa Day 

Have you been dodging your reflection lately? Sounds like you need a trip to the spa for a refreshing facial. Angelface Day Spa has you covered...Read more

Ever wonder why you feel so grey and down when the seasons change?

You might be experiencing some biological changes and imbalances from a condition called seasonal affective disorder.

Everything slows down in the winter. The trees die, the wildlife hibernates, the world turns grey and human beings are no exception to these changes.

But when does this winter grogginess become a bigger problem? 

Our bodies regulate sleep and mood with hormones and the changing of the seasons can disrupt the body's natural circadian rhythm or biological clock. In the winter for example, the days are shorter and your body tends to release more melatonin to help you sleep. Less sunshine also means a reduction in seratonin also known as the hormone that regulates your mood. 

Misconceptions

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding seasonal affective disorder is that it only appears during winter months. That's actually false and seasonal affective disorders can appear with any season change including summertime....Read more

Parenting can be a handful... 

...Literally!

With a baby in tow, 'hands free' is more important than ever​ and baby wearing frees up your hands while safely snuggling your baby against your body. The right baby wearing sling can be a comfortable option for you and your baby while supporting your little ones delicate joints. 

Some baby wearing options fit similar to a front facing backpack with clips and over the shoulder straps, while others are more like a scarf wrapped strategically around the mother's body. Criteria when choosing how you'll wear your baby should include:

  • Support for your baby's spine, neck and hips
  • Comfort on the wearers back and shoulders 

The only way to find out what works best for you is to try different styles to see what you're most comfortable with. Every parent's preferences are different when it comes to baby wearing, so don't be nervous to test a variety of brands to find the perfect fit for you and baby. 

Benefits of Baby wearing

Aside from freeing up your hands, baby wearing provides a variety of benefits for you and your little one. It's been recently proven that babies carried regularly throughout the day are more content and...Read more

It seems like no matter how you choose to feed your baby, there's always someone with something to say about it. 

You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. 

The big kicker is, most of this judgment is coming from other parents! 

When did feeding a baby become the root of such a heated debate? These little babes have to eat!

Since the haters are gonna hate, we're gonna keep doing what we do best and keeping it judgement free. We aren't the only ones fighting the good fight and there's more celebrities speaking out against the hate and promoting the empowerment of mothers. 

Breastfeeding

The biggest problem is the sexualization of the female body. 

Criticism with public breastfeeding, or breastfeeding in general, can be an ugly. Women should not have to be worried about disgruntled onlookers judging them for 'indecent exposure'. Breastfeeding is a natural process and until women's bodies can be seen as creators and not sexual objects, there will...Read more

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