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Newborns, Parenting, Podcast

Postpartum Support with Doula Lynsey Haynes

June 22, 2018, Author: Stacy

Podcast Episode: Postpartum Support with Doula Lynsey Haynes In the United States, postpartum recovery can seem like a competitive sport. How fast you can get “back” to your pre-baby body/weight/jeans/life/etc. But what if we took a page from cultures around the world who focus on the postpartum period as a transition for the parents and […]

Podcast

Preparing for Kindergarten with Lily Jones

June 15, 2018, Author: Stacy

Preparing for Kindergarten with Lily Jones The transition to school is a big change for your family! What does your preschooler need to know to be ready? How do you choose a school? What criteria should you compare? Educator, mom, and former teacher Lily Jones breaks it down for us so we know what to […]

Parenting

Podcast Episode 3: Graeme Seabrook and Truth in Motherhood

June 8, 2018, Author: Stacy

Truth in Motherhood If I had a nickel for every time someone told me to “cherish every moment,” or that I would miss these early days, I would be eating peeled grapes on Fiji right now. And I would take Graeme Seabrook with me. After her experience with postpartum depression, she wanted other moms to […]

Parenting

Marriage After Motherhood with Janna Denton-Howes

May 31, 2018, Author: Stacy

Marriage After Motherhood (or Partners and Parents!) I always tell my clients, “You’ll never love or hate your partner as much as you will after you have a baby.” Emotions are high. Sleep is low. It’s a big change. So what goes wrong and what can we do to be good parents AND good partners? […]

Podcast

Semi Crunchy Podcast Episode 1 – Parenting is a Radical Act: An Interview with Desiree Adaway

May 31, 2018, Author: Stacy

Parenting is a Radical Act For my first full-length episode, I wanted to start with something big picture. I know Desiree from her incredible work, but her work doesn’t focus on parenthood. I asked her to come talk about a comment she had made at a live event, and she did not disappoint. We cover […]

Podcast

Semi Crunchy Mama Podcast: My First Episode

May 31, 2018, Author: Stacy

Introducing the Semi Crunchy Mama Podcast! Hello! Welcome to the brand new Semi Crunchy Mama Podcast. Here we’ll tackle a variety of parenting topics to help you feel less alone and more informed, so you can make the best decisions for your family—no matter where you fall on the crunchy spectrum. In my very first […]

Parenting

A Crash Course in Feminist Parenting (the Cliffs Notes version)

November 15, 2016, Author: Stacy

Feminism often gets a bad rap as something for lesbian femi-nazis, so suggesting you consider feminist parenting could sound extreme. That is, until you realize that this craaaaazy idea simply mean that women should have the same social, educational, and economic opportunities as men. Whoa, right? It might be easy to see why people would […]

Birth, Newborns, Pregnancy

My Birth Story – Fast Natural Water Birth at Home

August 5, 2016, Author: Stacy

My first birth almost three and a half years ago was an unmedicated vaginal birth in a hospital. We had a doula and everything went well. He was born just under 12 hours from my first contraction which got steadily faster and stronger until he was born.   I’ll post more about the process of […]

Parenting

Playful Parenting Techniques That Work

March 24, 2016, Author: Stacy

If you’ve ever found yourself sweating and on the brink of tears in the back of your car trying to shove your child as gently as possible into their car seat after 30 minutes of struggle and hysteria in 90 degree weather, you’re not alone. I’ve been there more times than I care to admit. […]

Babies, Nutrition

Why We Chose Baby Led Weaning

March 17, 2016, Author: Stacy

How is your relationship with food? Do you get enough veggies? Do you stress eat? Are you a sugar addict? This isn’t to judge you – most of us struggle with food in some way or another. I’m not immune, either, I just have more tools than the average person. After working with health coaching […]