Kansas City Royals Make 2015 Playoffs

THE ROYALS HAVE SECURED THEIR SPOT IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!   As a child of the 80’s, and more specifically as a lifelong Kansas Citian raised in the 80’s, I can’t tell you how excited I am.  Securing their spot in only 152 games makes this the 3rd earliest the team has ever secured their playoffs spot.  We are on fire!!! … Read More

Heidi ShulistaKansas City Royals Make 2015 Playoffs

On Behalf of Play-Doh Lovers Everywhere!

Happy National Play Doh Day!!! Seriously.  Hallmark created a holiday to celebrate Play-Doh.  Why wouldn’t we celebrate Play-Doh. There are not many smells that can instantly take me back to my childhood, and Play-Doh is one of those smells.  I’m not the only one that loves the smell of Play-Doh either.  Demeter Fragrance Library created a cologne that smells like … Read More

Heidi ShulistaOn Behalf of Play-Doh Lovers Everywhere!

Five Things Couples Forget but Should Bring to the Hospital

I get asked this question a lot “what should we bring to the hospital?“. Couples are looking to me for advise on things to bring. They are asking about tangible items they can purchase or may have lying around the house that they can pack in a bag and grab at the sign of labor and head out the door … Read More

Heidi ShulistaFive Things Couples Forget but Should Bring to the Hospital

GentleBirth Series: Dentists and Childbirth- You Can Use One to Overcome the Other

I am terrified of the dentist.  So terrified that I didn’t go for almost half of my adult life and when I finally went it was only to encourage my children to go – not because I needed to go.  As a result, that first visit was rough.  Luckily I found a really kind, understanding and patient dentist.  Even just … Read More

Heidi ShulistaGentleBirth Series: Dentists and Childbirth- You Can Use One to Overcome the Other

Why Don’t I Feel Normal

“Why don’t I feel normal?” “What is normal?” “Is this normal?” “This can’t be normal.”   These were all thoughts that raced through my head on a daily basis after the birth of my both my babies.  My postpartum experience with each girl was as different as night and day; however they shared one similarity – I didn’t’ feel “right” … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy Don’t I Feel Normal

Childbirth Education In Kansas City/ How to Have a Gentle Birth

I was watching TV the other day (the show isn’t important) and the storyline featured a pregnant woman going into labor.  It was the same scene we’ve seen played out in hundreds of tv shows.  The woman is gathering her bags while panting.  Maybe her water breaks with a gush in the middle of the grocery store.  The husband is … Read More

Heidi ShulistaChildbirth Education In Kansas City/ How to Have a Gentle Birth

Gentle Birth Classes Held For Couples Searching For Childbirth Education in Kansas City

As a doula and childbirth education for over a decade, I have been on the hunt for the perfect childbirth class. I’ve written curriculum and taught it, I’ve sat in on so many classes and read an immeasurable number of books about birth. I always felt like something was missing from all of it. Some are very biased towards natural … Read More

Heidi ShulistaGentle Birth Classes Held For Couples Searching For Childbirth Education in Kansas City