Top 5 DIY Halloween Costumes

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Top 5 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just one week away. Are you freaking out because you still don't have a costume for your new little babe? We've got you covered. Check out this list for the easiest DIY baby Halloween costumes.

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Southwest Egg Muffins

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Southwest Egg Muffins

Have you tried egg muffins yet? They can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or a filling, protein-packed snack. They're easy to make and kids love them. They just might be the perfect food! Check it out...

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Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

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Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

Uh oh. Is it just me or did Mother's Day totally sneak up on you this year? Isn't it normally in the middle of May? Who in the world thought it was a good idea to let Mother's Day happen so early?! But don't worry! This list of last minute gift days will save the day...

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If Only I Had A Doula When I Had My Tooth Removed

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If Only I Had A Doula When I Had My Tooth Removed

Last year I had to have my back molar removed. (If you'd like to know how a complete lack of self-care led to me having to have a tooth removed, you can read all about it here.) This was not a fun experience at all. In fact, I am terrified of the dentist and all things dentist-related, so "not fun" is an understatement. This was an anxiety-producing, fearful moment for me. If only I had a doula that day.

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How Do You Survive When The Holidays Are Stressful?

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How Do You Survive When The Holidays Are Stressful?

This time of year is meant to be enjoyable, fun, even magical. But for many it is stressful, harried, and just outright overwhelming at times. That's why this year I'm trying something new to make it through the holidays without losing my mind. I'm practicing a special technique that a dear friend clued me into - something that helps her get through the impossible when she feels like giving up. And the best part is that this special thing is something that I already know how to do. It's something I do day in and day out, effortlessly. It's called breathing.

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Ignoring Your Own Self Care? It Can Get Pretty Ugly.

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Ignoring Your Own Self Care? It Can Get Pretty Ugly.

"Ewww! That's disgusting!" Those were my kids' words when they saw the decayed and rotted tooth that I held in my hand. And trust me, it looked really gross. I like you guys, so I will spare you a picture. "Hold up!" you're probably thinking, "How does a blog post about self-care involve a disgusting old tooth?!" Well, this is what a complete lack of self-care looks like in my life right now - an extracted tooth. Or, I should say, looked like because never again will I ignore my own needs when they are so clearly demanding my attention.

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Is Your Family Right for Postpartum Support?

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Is Your Family Right for Postpartum Support?

I was recently discussing what I do as a postpartum doula with a (childless) male friend. His first response was, "Is there a market for that?" Ignoring the gaping, open mouths of the other parents surrounding him ('cause, you know, they get it), I diplomatically responded with the easiest answer, "Yes! Of course!" I went on to explain that we live in an area full of families that are perfect for postpartum support. People settle in my area from all over the country, or even from abroad, for school or work. And once these families welcome their first baby, many find themselves far from the much-needed support of family and friends. A first-time mom without a village will have to make her own.

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How to Win the Perfect Visitor Award

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How to Win the Perfect Visitor Award

Are you a soon-to-be mom? Are you having your first, second, third, or (bless you) more child? Do you know any soon-to-be parents? Even if you are none of these, do you have recurring nightmares about your early postpartum visitors? Well then, this post is for you. Read on if you will be visiting a newborn anytime soon. Share if you are expecting a crush of visitors after you return home from the hospital. Or use this as therapy if you are still traumatized from your own onslaught of postpartum visitors.

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