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

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

How to Get Through Your Baby’s NICU Stay and Stay Sane- An Interview With Emily West

Having a baby or babies in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) can be a very difficult time for new parents. There are times when it is expected that a stay in the NICU will occur but even then it is not easy. I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Emily West, a local Overland Park mom, whose … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow to Get Through Your Baby’s NICU Stay and Stay Sane- An Interview With Emily West

Nanny, Baby Nurse or Postpartum Doula- Which One is Right For Your Family?

They said you’d be tired but you had no idea that you could even be THIS tired. What happened to the sleepy little babes you brought home just 3 shorts weeks ago? You know the ones that ate, pooped, slept…repeat. Now it seems they make noise constantly even in their sleep. Who ever thought “sleeping like a baby” was a … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNanny, Baby Nurse or Postpartum Doula- Which One is Right For Your Family?

What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?

If you’re giving birth at one of the many Kansas City hospitals or birthing centers, it’s likely you’ll receive some information about the Period of PURPLE Crying. Additionally, it’s likely that this information will get mixed in with all the other pamphlets and bits of paperwork you’ll receive with the birth of your child. If you’re anything like me, you’ll … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat is the Period of PURPLE Crying?

Learning to Breastfeed

My entire pregnancy and birth plan were designed around my goal to exclusively breastfeed my baby.  Every bit of preparation I did during pregnancy – from the foods I ate to the books I read – revolved around my intense desire to breastfeed. You see, due to a lack of support and some really bad information from medical providers I … Read More

Heidi ShulistaLearning to Breastfeed

I Had to Find Out the Hard Way That POO and Water Just Don’t Mix

Babies are simple. Not easy but simple. Here’s what I mean. They cry because they need something. Right? It’s the adults that have to try to figure out WHY they are crying. Once they eat, eventually, they will POO. That is pretty simple and straightforward as well. Right? Milk in, Poo out- repeat. Most of you know my struggles breastfeeding … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Had to Find Out the Hard Way That POO and Water Just Don’t Mix

How Do I Love My High Needs Baby?

Your baby cries. You pick it up. You’re its mother, so it stops crying, right? Yea, sure….. If only it were so simple. An unpredictable, demanding baby that you can’t put down can feel absolutely debilitating. How do you “bond” with a screaming baby that constantly makes you feel terrible? As women about to embark on motherhood, most of us imagine some form … Read More

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