Babywearing for Birth Workers

Several years ago I designed a 3 hour workshop for birth workers, where attendees would learn how to teach their clients the art of babywearing. Well, I have some exciting news!! I have doubled the length of the workshop, added so much more information, and got DONA accredited to offer 6 continuing education credits (CECs). [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:49+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A “Don’t Waste Your Money” Guide to Baby Layettes

You're having a baby, and you want to know exactly what you need. You proceed to your local baby store and ask them for suggestions, and they hand you a 3 page list of all the shit you "need" for having a baby. Well, I am here to say that you don't need all that [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:49+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Pregnant, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

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

#straightoutta

I have not seen "Straight Outta Compton," although I did drop my teenager off to see it last week for his birthday. He says it's great... but he is 15, so take that with a grain of salt.  Whatever the case, after the release of the movie, I noticed a handful of hilarious memes popping [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:51:42+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adventures in placenta prints 

I have been experimenting with Tree of Life placenta prints lately. I love art like crazy, so adding various mediums to placenta prints is really appealing to me. First I tried just straight up paint, and painted on roots, branches, and a little heart. I really love the way this one turned out.     The [...]

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

Moo Moo 

My business cards came in the other day. They are incredibly simple cards that were incredibly easy to make online at MOO. I only ordered a small amount, but I'm looking forward to strategically placing them around the city. First stop, Babes in Arms!        Those pics are of my two youngest babies, who [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:54:30+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy 

A few weeks ago I signed up for a Square Reader. Well, today it showed up in the mail, and I am happy to say that I can now accept payments made with credit cards!   Just like that, paying just got a little easier. And this little thing is crazy easy to use for me too! [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:54:32+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments