As a Postpartum Doula, I get asked quite frequently by second time parents how to introduce their new baby to an older sibling (who is still pretty young). To this point, big brother or sister has been the only child. They got mommy’s attention whenever they wanted it. They were the star of the show! Now this new little person enters the home and big brother or sister may not quite know how to handle it. Here are a few tips to help with the adjustment.
There are several different ways you can use essential oils while pregnant. Here is a list of ways! Stay tuned for next week for solutions to common pregnancy problems using aromatherapy. Continue reading
When women are trying to stay more natural during pregnancy, it can be difficult to find solutions for pregnancy problems. Here are a problems aromatherapy can help with. Continue reading
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. It’s a way to provide all kinds of benefits to your baby and yourself. What new moms realize is that it can be hard! These are 11 tips to help you on your breastfeeding journey.
This has got to be one of my favorite and easiest meals I make so far. It’s as healthy as you can get and packed with flavor! Best yet, it will be lunch for a few days.
While essential oils can be very beneficial for a ton of different things, we must respect the oil and its strength. This is a list of potential adverse reactions to look for while using (every single time). Continue reading
When I’m breastfeeding, I tend to crave sugar. I used to be that person making peanut butter cookie at 1:00am – and eating the whole batch – before they even cooled down. I found an amazing recipe for something sweet, yet healthy, and only one slice is needed to satisfy taste buds! Vegan cheesecake. Yes – that means no actual dairy in used to make this. Yes – it’s totally worth it.
You’ve decided to hire a birth or postpartum doula, but now what? It’s best to interview a few doulas to see who you click with and feel the most comfortable with. Here are a few questions to keep in mind to ask during the interview:
Carrier oils are oils (usually a type of cooking oil) used to dilute the essential oils prior to applying to the skin. You always want to dilute essential oils before applying to minimize adverse reactions. Remember that they are highly concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. Continue reading
Whoops, the days got away from me and I am doing Foodie Friday on a Sunday! When cooking dinner, I usually end up making almost 1 meal with 2 different “Main” dishes and the same sides. That’s what happens when you’re the only vegan in the family! This week though, I ended up making two dinners, so I’ll split this into two parts. For the boys (Part 1): lemon garlic pork chops, asparagus, and couscous (I cheated and used boxed for this). For me (Part 2): vegan mushroom stroganoff over brown rice pasta topped with asparagus and avocado. (Ps- I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures for this one!) Continue reading