Before I became a mom…well, let’s start it with pregnancy. Before I got pregnant…I was an organized person. I worked my way through college and always had a ton of things going on. I liked to be busy taking on new challenges and adventures. And I liked learning—reading everything I could get my hands on. […]
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Free monthly breastfeeding support at the MyBirth Community Studio
Faciliatated monthly by Melissa Yeager, CPD, CLE, mom of four
Join us the second Thursday of every month from 10am-12pm in the MyBirth Community Studio as we talk all things boobies, breastfeeding, and babies. Bring your little one (babes in arms only, preferably) and a snack if you’d like, we’ll make coffee & tea. Melissa is a Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA) and would love to talk through your breastfeeding experience.
This group is free and open to all breastfeeding parents. You DO NOT have to be a MyBirth client or student to attend.
Come have your morning coffee and connect with other mamas in their first year postpartum. MyBirth will provide coffee, tea, and fixings. Feel free to bring a snack to share but no pressure! This will be a low key hang out so drop in anytime and leave when you like.
Open to ALL new moms, not just clients or students of MyBirth.
Mark your calendars, as we will gather the last Thursday of each month from 10am-12pm at the MyBirth Community Studio.
This informal gathering is led by MyBirth Postpartum doula, Sommer Humphries, who can answer pretty much any postpartum or baby question that you may have.
She’s already in the master bedroom. I hear something heavy drag across the carpet, then thump to the floor. Hurried footsteps, a soft pufft, and the smell of bleach permeates the house. She’s too quick, I worry. I’ll never make it out in time. The kids are half-dressed, tired, and angry. I woke them […]
As an early childhood educator and preschool director for the last 10+ years, you can imagine I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen kids of all types with all kinds of unique needs, personalities, learning styles, and coping techniques. I’ve coached teachers through all types of situations. And with my director hat and tool bag […]
Neurotic first-time breastfeeding moms: this niche blog post is for you! If you don’t happen to fall into that oddly specific category, please do keep reading for entertainment value and perhaps a wee bit of schadenfreude. Picture me, reader. The year is 2012, I’m 28 years old, and I have a two-month-old currently sleeping in […]
I was weeks away from becoming a new mom…for the second time. While I still had excitements and anxieties surrounding the arrival of my second son, I also had a sense of calm and confidence that I didn’t have the first time. With the birth of my first son, I was at a complete and […]
When you become a mother, gears are shifted, and everything becomes about your child. It’s pretty much inevitable that your days will become focused on feeding, bathing, nurturing, supervising, and managing your child’s health and well-being. It’s a natural shift, and you’re doing the right thing. But often times, moms are left feeling like a tiny […]
“Respect your elders.” That is a core moral value heard most often when we were little. But what does it mean to a child? To me, it meant listening quietly and obeying when needed. In today’s world where respect is conditionally earned, respect foremost is treating people equally: knowing when to agree to disagree, accepting […]
Before becoming a parent, it never really occurred to me that one of the many feelings I would experience as a parent would be heartbreak. I pictured heart-pounding love, unexplainable joy, and overwhelming responsibility. If I pictured having any negative feelings at all, they could simply be summed up as fear, anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. […]