Mom Guilt Is A Thing

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

Doulas: Wedding Planners For Birth and Parenting

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The wedding planner. Everyone says they couldn’t have done it without one. They probably could have but, things wouldn’t have gone as smoothly, looked so effortless. The cohesiveness and care that a professional planner can bring is invaluable. Gorgeous weddings that end up in magazines usually have wedding planners. So much time and money is spent tirelessly searching through magazines. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaDoulas: Wedding Planners For Birth and Parenting

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

What Is Postpartum Supposed To Feel Like?

You’ve just had a baby and you are wondering “ what is postpartum supposed to feel like ? ” I mean, aside from the physical healing part, what are the emotions that are normal after having a baby? That’s what you want to know, right? Sure you hear things your friends, sisters and mother say but what is normal postpartum … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Is Postpartum Supposed To Feel Like?

We Are Your Postpartum Tribe

The postpartum period has also been coined as the “Fourth Trimester”. It makes sense that since you needed three trimesters to grow the baby you would need at least one to physically and emotionally recover from the pregnancy and birth. Clients spend months planning and preparing for the birth. They educate themselves by taking classes, doing countless google searches, even … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWe Are Your Postpartum Tribe

Postpartum Doulas Do That

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

I Have Felt Judgment As a Mom And That Makes Me a Better Doula

My son is circumcised. I know. This post is already taboo but it’s true. My husband and I chose to circumcise our son when I was just a few months pregnant. I had heard a lot of backlash about the procedure in the weeks leading up to finding out our child’s gender but when it came down to it, my … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Have Felt Judgment As a Mom And That Makes Me a Better Doula

The Difference Between Kansas City Doulas and the Other Guys

When I sit down to talk to a couple about Kansas City Doulas I feel a need to let them know how we are different than the average doula. Most of the time they don’t ask because they can see it and feel it before they ever meet us. But in case you and I have not had the opportunity … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThe Difference Between Kansas City Doulas and the Other Guys

Eleven Things to Help You Vacation With Baby

Here you are at the end of the long cold winter. Spring is starting to come around the corner, the leaves are budding on the trees, the grass is beginning to turn green and the birds chirp their sweet mating calls. You are feeling cabin fever and want to be able to get out! You decide a family vacation is … Read More

Heidi ShulistaEleven Things to Help You Vacation With Baby

If Only I Had A Doula When I Got Married

I was young when I got married, 21 by not even 2 months to be exact. None of my friends were getting married. They were all still partying and working towards an advanced degree or getting started in the ideal career. I was alone when it came to my peers. I was the first. I was sort of used to … Read More

Heidi ShulistaIf Only I Had A Doula When I Got Married