gift guide, new mom, motherhood

Holiday Gift Guide for a New Mom

Wondering what you can buy for a new mama friend this holiday season? Have a new mama friend this holiday season? Here are my suggestions to help her transition into her role. Earlier this week I posted up my Joyful Motherhood E-Course – which of course makes a great new mama gift, but what else? Here are some of my… Read more →

Boost Your Immunity During Pregnancy

Tis’ the season of sniffles and scratchy throats! It is time to close those windows and crank up the heat, which means trapping all those germs inside. Sigh. If you are pregnant, this time of year makes it doubly harder to stay well as your immunity is already suppressed. You already know to take your prenatal, but what else can… Read more →

Visitors After Birth

The long awaited nine months is over and baby is here! What a blessing and joy it finally is to see, hold, smell and touch your new precious bundle. When that tiny baby is placed into your arms, he or she is the ultimate reward for your nine months of careful preparation. Mom and Dad/Partner are over the moon with… Read more →

The Magic of Skin-to-Skin

I can still see the yellow isolation gowns from the NICU team lined up against the wall during my oldest daughter, Lillian’s birth. Terrified and confused, I looked at my midwife Annie who I loved so much and had built nine months of a trusting relationship with. She saw the look on my face as I stared at them. “Don’t… Read more →

Why Hire a Doula?

“A woman who serves,” is the Greek meaning of the word doule and where the word doula comes from. This is essentially the role that the doula plays for the mother and her partner during the birth and if you hire a postpartum doula for after delivery. A doula is there to provide support for the couple to help them… Read more →