What Can You do to Help With the Diaper Disparity in Kansas City

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As a new parent, there are many things you have to consider (and if you’re like me, overthink) when it comes to caring for your baby. Between feeding, sleeping, bathing and nurturing (and more of course), your hands, heart and mind are kept so busy! But a good busy. A happy busy. A warm-your-heart, butterflies-in-your-tummy busy. Having a new baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Can You do to Help With the Diaper Disparity in Kansas City

I Make No Apologies For My Realness

messy kitchen covered in dishes

This is the current state of my kitchen. Yes, that’s the sink under there. Now I don’t have much of an excuse other than I just haven’t felt like doing the dishes lately. Unfortunately, my husband has felt the same! haha. But this is real life for most moms especially new moms. Now, let me paint a picture for you … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Make No Apologies For My Realness

This Is How I See You (as your doula)

reach deep into the universe to touch your baby's soul

Brilliantly, perfectly timed convergence of two souls having found each other against all odds are surfacing from the depths of human existence. Your body now breathes and nourishes the tiny being that develops inside you. In this time, there is no beginning and no end, the two of you are one. But soon, at exactly the right moment, the baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThis Is How I See You (as your doula)

How To Survive The Holidays With A Baby

new mother cuddles new baby during holidays

Holidays are stressful. Even the families with the most laid back attitudes and best of intentions can cause stress during this time of year. The hustle and bustle, the cold, the snow, the obligations, the expectations can all lead to frazzled parents and an over-stimulated baby. There are some things you can do to minimize the effects on you and … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow To Survive The Holidays With A Baby

New Parents Need Sleep

overly tired mother frustrated that baby won't sleep

There seems to be a lot of judgment around how, when, and where you put your baby to sleep. This pains me to see because I also know the flip side of this coin, and that is the lack of sleep moms and dads are getting after bringing a baby home. Let me set the scene: Deliriously sleepy, happy baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNew Parents Need Sleep

Need Your Baby to Sleep Here’s a Solution: Sleep Training In Kansas City

baby in sweet slumber after having sleep training from Kansas City Doulas

You could benefit from Kansas City Doulas Sleep Training programs especially if the following is a typical night in your house: 8:00 lay baby down 8:15 baby cries 8:15:20 pick baby up and sway 8:45 baby still fussy 9:00 baby asleep 9:05 lay baby in crib 9:07 baby cries 9:07:20 pick baby up and sway 9:45 partner takes over while … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNeed Your Baby to Sleep Here’s a Solution: Sleep Training In Kansas City

What To Do With A Sick Baby

Newborn baby with flu and fever

OH NO, my sweet baby is sick!!! What to do with a sick baby!! So that plastic bubble you worked so hard to put around your little one didn’t work? Mine either. Ugh…now there are germs taking over my baby’s tiny body and I’m not quite certain what to do!?!?!   For starters- don’t panic   Rest easy that your … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat To Do With A Sick Baby

Mom Guilt Is A Thing

Busy working mom holding baby while on the phone

When I got my first teaching job, I was beyond thrilled. I was absolutely ecstatic! In such a competitive market, I felt like I had hit the jackpot with the job I had been offered. Two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I was crushed (a completely different story all together!) I knew that … Read More

Heidi ShulistaMom Guilt Is A Thing

What Does Breastfeeding Look and Feel Like

I’m going to be real about breastfeeding. What does breastfeeding look and feel like? Let me get real and tell you. It’s messy and chaotic- in the beginning. It looks like exhaustion and blubbering conversations. It can look like self-doubt, guilt, frustration and can lead you down a path of spiraling questions.   Questions about whether you’re doing it right and … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Does Breastfeeding Look and Feel Like

Let’s Talk Postpartum…Do You Have a Plan?

cupcakes for baby shower

Most of you have heard of a doula. I’ll be honest…….when I gave birth to my first child, I had NEVER heard of a doula. Looking back, I wish I had known what one was AND hired one. I was your typical soon-to-be-first-time-mom. I had the checklists the proper amount of each item on the checklist, the full-to-the-brim hospital bag, … Read More

Heidi ShulistaLet’s Talk Postpartum…Do You Have a Plan?