Doulas Don’t Replace Partners

Doulas Don’t Replace Partners

One of the biggest concerns we hear in consults often comes from the laboring mom’s birth partner – “Will the doula replace me?” and “What will my role be if there’s a doula in the room?” It’s a legitimate concern; as the old adage goes, “two is company, three’s a...
5 Things I Want My Kids to Know

5 Things I Want My Kids to Know

As parents, there are so many things we want to impart on our kids as they grow, learn, and develop into adults. Sage advice beyond, “Don’t pick your nose in public,” and “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” A lifetime of embarrassing mistakes, exciting successes,...
Don’t Lose Yourself in Parenthood

Don’t Lose Yourself in Parenthood

Reading was my favorite I’ve been an avid reader my entire life; I started with horror and crime novels in early grade school. While my classmates were reading the Goosebumps series, I was toting around my older sisters’ copies of Stephen King. I wanted to be a...
A Healthy 2017 in CLE

A Healthy 2017 in CLE

It’s the end of January, which means your New Year’s resolutions have been tested for an entire month. If you’re one of the many whose resolutions involves living a healthier lifestyle (I am!), then hopefully you’ve been utilizing Cleveland’s resources to the max. Our...
Are You Having More Kids?

Are You Having More Kids?

This week, as I leisurely strolled my two toddlers in the double stroller, peacefully, Starbucks in hand (yes it was a PSL – it’s September now – this is not a drill!), an older lady approached me and asked, “Are you going to have more kids?” Sans hello, sans a...