Born Swimming

When I was pregnant with my third baby, I was terrified. I was terrified that he would have the temperament of his older brother, my first baby. I was nervous about colic, sleepless nights, breastfeeding problems, and ultimately post partum depression. I was determined to do whatever it took to minimize and potentially eliminate all [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You an Offbeat Doula?

When I decided to go with "Offbeat Doula" as my brand and business name, I knew the name itself would apply to so many more doulas than just myself. The term "offbeat" as a descriptor of someone who strays away from normalcy and challenges the status quo is not new. So tell me, are you [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s with the new name?

Today is the re-launching of Offbeat Doula! (formerly known as Earthy Birthy Doula) I know many people will wonder why I have decided to completely rebrand, so here is a little explanation. When I first started the Earthy Birthy Doula blog, it was not meant to be my business name. It was initially just meant [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Doula, LGBT|0 Comments

Babywearing for Doulas

I wear many hats in life. I am a doula, a placenta encapsulator, a mom, a roller derby player, and a babywearing educator. I have been teaching babywearing from the time I initially taught myself how to do it nearly a decade ago, and I am still heavily involved with the local babywearing group. I [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 Maternity Halloween Costumes

There are two things I love in this world probably more than anything (not including family of course!), and when the two of them collide, I get pretty excited. The two things are beautiful pregnant bellies, and Halloween. So in celebration of all those who are expecting during this wonderful spooky holiday, I have compiled [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 October 28th, 2015|DIY|0 Comments

Viva Las Vegas – Doula Edition

Last week I travelled to the ABC Kids Expo, which is held yearly in Las Vegas. It is the world's largest trade show for baby, kid, and family products. There were thousands of businesses exhibiting with interesting, fun, unique, and straight up odd products on display for buyers to look at.   ummmm, what? I don't [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:48:44+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

So you want to brew at home…

I have been brewing my own kombucha for about two years now. Surprisingly, it's actually incredibly easy. The hard part is going to find a flavour that you like, but with enough trial and error, and some tips from this post, I trust you will love it in no time. First, let's go over what [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 October 13th, 2015|DIY|0 Comments

International Babywearing Week 2015

International Babywearing Week runs through October 4 - 10, 2015. They've made it pretty awesome this year with various themes and hashtags to use throughout the week. It's all about embracing, like #embraceyourlove and #embraceyouradventure just to name a couple. You'll have to go to Babywearing International to see the full list. "International Babywearing Week [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Babywearing|0 Comments

Yurtbirth

You've heard of a homebirth, and you've heard of a waterbirth... but have you heard of a yurtbirth? Or even a yurt for that matter? Let's start with "yurt". "A traditional yurt (from the Turkic) or ger (Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Vibe will Attract Your Tribe

  It can be hard to find your tribe as a newly pregnant mother, or even just as a mother in general. We have our pre-pregnancy friends of course, and don't undervalue them whatever you do, but a mama tribe can be invaluable. Have you heard the expression, "Your vibe attracts your tribe"? I can't emphasize [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Community|0 Comments