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)

Romantic Getaways in Kansas City

suite in a luxury hotel in Kansas City

Planning a trip can be stressful and time consuming plus having a new baby to care. Who has the energy for that?  Why not stay local and enjoy a romantic getaway right here in Kansas City! The most important piece is to spend time together without a crying baby or the stress of having to take care of another person while … Read More

Heidi ShulistaRomantic Getaways in Kansas City

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

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

It’s Really Me That Should Be Thanking You

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in quite a long time and it was good. It was really good. I keep a box full of all the thank you cards, little notes, and pictures of all of my clients. It’s jammed packed full of hand written memories. Kind and thoughtful words written by women after going through one of … Read More

Heidi ShulistaIt’s Really Me That Should Be Thanking You

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

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

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

I Didn’t Have Depression So I Didn’t Think I Needed a Postpartum Doula (was I ever wrong)

Now you’re home with your new baby. You adore her or him and want to spend every waking second looking at this new little person that resides now, in your home. Every wrinkle and crease of skin and every puffy dimple accounted for, and well documented. You’ve memorized each look from milk drunk to sad quivering chin. All the diapers … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Didn’t Have Depression So I Didn’t Think I Needed a Postpartum Doula (was I ever wrong)