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Beautifully made bed with navy bed spread.

Make Your Dang Bed!

I think I started making my bed on a regular basis around 2005 when my husband and I bought the cutest blue house you ever saw. It was built in 1920 and was around 1,000 sq ft. It was a tiny little square shaped home that was separated into 4 rooms that was perfect for […]

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Baby’s First Christmas

Are you ready for the upcoming holidays with your new baby? Let us help! We want to make the holidays easy for you. We know how hard it can be to get everything ready for the holidays with a baby in the house so we created a list of some common gifts for Baby’s first […]

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Caryn is a doula and childbirth educator in Provo, UT

Meet Caryn Allen

Instructor & Doula in Provo, UT I’m Caryn Allen, homeschooling mom of 4 (2 girls, 2 boys) and married to my sweetheart for the last 12 years. We currently live in Provo, Utah in what we hope will be our forever home. I’ve been playing the piano for 24 years in just about every capacity, […]

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Holly teaches birth classes in Katy, TX

Meet Holly Milkowski

Doula & Instructor in Katy, TX In my life outside birth work, I’m a writer, homeschooling parent of two boys, collector of many things, and when I start petting dogs I find it very hard to stop. My first child was a surprise. I was newly married and thoroughly unprepared for pregnancy. Still, I did […]

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Woman delivered breech baby at home with midwife

A Footling Breech Home Birth

This is the story of our third child’s birth in February of 2014. I switched from an OBGYN to a homebirth midwife sometime around 27-29 weeks, and eagerly began planning for our first home birth. At this point I had training as both a childbirth educator and doula, but hadn’t been teaching or supporting women […]

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A dump cake with cherries and pineapple

What to Eat Wednesday- Dump Cake

A very easy, and delicious crowd pleaser! 1 can of cherry pie filling1 can of crushed pineapples1 stick of butter1 box of white cake Dump the cans of fruit filling in a 9×13 pan. Mix together. Sprinkle the box of cake mix evenly over the filling. Do not mix. Add small pats of butter on […]

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Chiropractor adjusting a pregnant woman

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women Birth workers who pay attention have long realized that chiropractic care for pregnant women can make an incredible positive difference in the birth experience. This guest post from our resident chiropractic expert, Dr Kristin Hosaka, explains not just the benefit of chiropractic care for pregnant women, but exactly how it […]

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Orange Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich - Healthy Pregnancy Recipe

What to Eat Wednesday – Orange Almond Chicken Salad

This is the best chicken salad recipe! You won’t ever need another one. It’s so simple and fast. 1 cup slivered almonds 2Tbsp green onion 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained 1 11oz. can mandarin oranges, well drained 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups shredded chicken (canned chicken works great for this) 1/2 cup […]

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Baby reaching through baby gate for a ball - baby safety tips

Baby Safety Tips

Let’s talk baby safety. Did you know there’s a whole month dedicated to it? I didn’t until recently. With my first child, I was a POOPCUP (Parent Of One Perfect Child Under Preschool-age). My daughter honestly never really bothered much around the house, probably because there was a two-parent-to-one-child ratio. We did some basic baby-proofing, […]

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newborn baby in the nicu - tips for parents with a baby in the nicu

From a NICU Nurse & Doula: Empowered Parenting in the NICU

September is NICU Awareness Month and Sept. 15th is Neonatal Nurses Day. In honor of both of these we have some tips for new NICU parents from an experienced NICU nurse and doula. I am a NICU nurse and a doula.  As a NICU nurse, I am there when babies need unexpected medical help.  As […]

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