October 16, 2017
Mother holding a newborn

4 Things Newborns and Jello Have in Common

Newborns are kind of weird. Adorable, yes. Precious and wonderful. But also, pretty strange. You know what else is strange? Jello. Don’t be offended, just go […]
October 11, 2017
infant sleeping newly postpartum

Postpartum Depression- Blackish Style

I fangirl for Tracee Ellis Ross. Hard. And I’ve loved Blackish for the last few years. On the show, she plays Rainbow Johnson, an upper middle-class […]
October 4, 2017
Fun fall activities in DC, MD and VA like playing in leaves

3 Things to do in October in the DC Metro Area

Welcome to October! It’s finally beginning to feel like fall outside, and folks who hate our summer humidity are relieved. The leaves are starting to put […]
September 27, 2017
Pregnant woman thinking about birth

Why do People Hire Doulas? They’re Afraid.

When I tell the average person what I do for a living, their face lights up. I hear their birth story, we gush about how strong […]
September 11, 2017
Black pregnant mother resting on couch

5 Tips for Natural Birth When You’ve Had An Epidural

You’ve had an epidural for a previous birth. But this time you want a different experience. You’re planning a natural birth- a vaginal delivery without pain […]
August 4, 2017
Postpartum doulas support breastfeeding overnight.

An Open Letter to Breastfeeding Mothers

Hey. I see you. Literally, I see you because I sit with you at 2:30 am, while you feeding your baby for the 3rd time tonight. I […]
June 16, 2017
A weird smell after birth is normal- it's not all roses.

Postpartum Recovery: What if it Literally Stinks

Welcome back to our postpartum recovery series! Today, we’re talking about a thing that can cause a lot of silent worries- your sense of smell. Sometimes new […]
June 8, 2017
Baby first smile probably not gas

First Smile? Or a Fart? Who Cares!

“Oh it’s just gas. That’s not his first smile. Babies that age can’t smile yet.” Every parent who has ever squealed at the sight of their […]
June 5, 2017
new mother smiles at baby

10 Questions I Ask Mothers with a New Baby

Since becoming a postpartum doula, there’s been an explosion of new mothers in my life. Whether clients or close friends, I spend a LOT of time […]
October 4, 2017
Fun fall activities in DC, MD and VA like playing in leaves

3 Things to do in October in the DC Metro Area

Welcome to October! It’s finally beginning to feel like fall outside, and folks who hate our summer humidity are relieved. The leaves are starting to put […]
February 7, 2017
Couple share meal and connect

How to Connect With Your Partner When You Have a Newborn

Everything is different with a baby, and you’ve got a lot on your mind. Let me add one more thing: connect with your partner. I believe […]