New Birth Company Sponsors No Child Wet Behind Kansas City

In May 2017 No Child Wet Behind Kansas City will be hosted by Kansas City Doulas. New Birth Company has generously sponsored this event. We are so appreciative to them and know that together we can close the diaper disparity in Kansas City. We want to tell you a few things about our experience with new birth company as doulas … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNew Birth Company Sponsors No Child Wet Behind Kansas City

Nevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

woman driving a car and looking at watch

  Tick tock tick tock…Do you hear that? TICK TOCK TICK TOCK.  Seriously…do you hear that? I can’t be the only one who can hear my biological clock ticking. That sucker is loud. Like a constant reminder that I’m running out of time.   My husband and I have talked about adding another to our brood…but either the time wasn’t … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

Fast And Easy Freezer Meals To Have After Baby Arrives

Raw vegetables ready to clean and prepare

I LOVE cooking.  I love preparing food.  I love eating food.  I love making something I know my family will love and will nourish them.  I absolutely HATE cleaning up the kitchen after cooking.  I also rarely have time to really spend on planning and making delicious and nutritious meals for my family.   When I was pregnant with my … Read More

Heidi ShulistaFast And Easy Freezer Meals To Have After Baby Arrives

Postpartum Doulas Do That

Mature woman gives solace to crying adult daughter with baby at home

At least three times a week my mom comes to my house to hang out, clean my kitchen, and help wrangle my toddler. She doesn’t clean my kitchen because she enjoys it or because I really dislike cleaning my own house.  She does it because she knows it benefits my mental health to focus less on my kitchen and focus … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPostpartum Doulas Do That

Three not-so-little Questions You Shouldn’t Have to Ask About Placenta Encapsulation

There are a lot of questions that families ask me about placenta encapsulation.  Does it work, does it taste funny, why would anyone want to eat their placenta?  (Usually, probably not, and lots of reasons.)  But because of the professional training that I’ve had there are (at least) three questions that you don’t have to ask me. Did you wash … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThree not-so-little Questions You Shouldn’t Have to Ask About Placenta Encapsulation

Postpartum Hormones Make a Helluva Drug

As I’ve blogged about before, the weekend following Thanksgiving is Christmas Decorating Day.  It’s a day I look forward to for weeks leading up to it. I look forward to it more than the turkey and stuffing. Last year was my baby’s first Christmas, and so it felt a little more special, a little more magical.   As November approached … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPostpartum Hormones Make a Helluva Drug

Why I Became a Doula- Brook

Today is my daughter’s 14th birthday.  It’s also the day I started on my journey to become a doula.  My story starts much like many of the doulas I know – I had a traumatic birth and wanted to save other women from the same fate.  Luckily, it took a little more than a decade of time and personal growth … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy I Became a Doula- Brook

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!

Sweet Relief For Your Sticky Bun

I recently came across a study (don’t ask what I was googling) that looked at the effects of cinnamon on perineal healing after childbirth.  The randomized placebo controlled study found that cinnamon was quite effective in reducing perineal pain and healing episiotomies.  Now, before you rush off to your spice cabinet, you should know the method for creating this cinnamon … Read More

Heidi ShulistaSweet Relief For Your Sticky Bun