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Newborns, Parenting, Podcast

Beyond Baby Talk with Ayelet Marinovich

July 10, 2018, Author: Stacy

Beyond Baby Talk with Ayelet Marinovich For first time parents, babies can be scary since they have extremely limited communication skills. (After multiple children, it can be nice when they’re pre-verbal for a while.) How do we effectively communicate with our babies when they can’t talk yet? When should they talk? How do we encourage […]

Parenting, Podcast, Toddlers

Montessori Method with RB Fast

July 2, 2018, Author: Stacy

Montessori Method with RB Fast What do you know about the Montessori method? I thought I had an idea, but learned that I was wrong! Montessori expert and educator RB Fast gives me the rundown on what Montessori is and is not, including how to look at Montessori daycares and schools, and how to incorporate […]

Parenting

Great Podcasts for Young Kids

June 28, 2018, Author: Stacy

It’s summer! Are you planning to travel? Road trip? Fly? Even just driving around for summer activities can mean more time in the car when the kids need entertainment. My oldest can’t do screens and we don’t even own a tablet, so what can you do to prevent whining, fighting, and screaming? Enter the podcast. […]

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

Truth in Motherhood with Graeme Seabrook

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 […]