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by | Nov 4, 2018

My Four Hour Labor & Home Birth: What I Did To Prepare

Yup, my labor was four hours. Four incredibly intense hours.  I always love a good birth story so I'll include some of my actual labor and birth story but this post is mainly about what I did to manage my labor at home. As a doula, I went into pregnancy and...

Tips for Attending a Baby Show like The Prego Expo

When you got engaged, you may have gone to a bridal show. So when you're pregnant, you may look into going to a baby show. Here are some reasons to go and some tips on what to do when you go. A baby show usually showcases some things like your birth options, how to...

5 Reasons I Chose a Home Birth

Home birth has been making a bit of a comeback along with other historical ways of parenting such as breastfeeding and co-sleeping after many of these decisions were discouraged for various reasons in the last few generations. There's been a large stigma around and,...

Home Birth Insurance Coverage

One question I'm asked frequently is: Where is the best place to give birth? My answer is always where you feel the most comfortable. Having a home birth can be a beautiful and peaceful experience. I chose to have Elodie at home because it is where I felt safest.  I...

Feast of the Seven Veggies

Have you heard of the American-Italian tradition "Seven Fishes?" My husband's family honors this tradition and when we spent last Christmas in Connecticut, the whole family had a huge seven fishes feast. The feast is rooted in Catholic tradition of A Christmas Eve...

Gratitude: A Journey

In honor of Thanksgiving, I'd like to share a little about my journey of gratitude. A long time ago, I used to think that gratitude was about finding things to be thankful for. It was about showing appreciation for what I had been given or afforded in life. Being...

Grocery Delivery with Prime Now

When you're traveling, sometimes you don't have a car or don't have time to grocery shop. An excellent way to save money, time and energy is to use a grocery delivery service. Grocery shopping isn't my favorite hobby anyway, so I'm especially interested in skipping...

Montessori at Home

Can you be a non-Pinterest-perfect, Disney-loving parent AND practice Montessori style learning at home? Yes! Read on for more information about Montessori learning, why you might be interested in it and how to find the life balance of it. Montessori Learning is a...

Breastfeeding at Walt Disney World

I fully support all ways parents feed their babies. This post is on how to navigate breastfeeding while in public and while traveling in general and also specific locations that may be more comfortable at Walt Disney World Parks. More information on bottle feeding and...

Babywearing at Walt Disney World

What if I told you that you could ride rides, hold your toddler’s hand and eat a Dole Whip (with probably none of it spilling on your baby’s head) all while holding your baby? You’d say sign me up, right?! Well I have to say babywearing has been the most magical tool...

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