Category: Health

Restoring energy, managing stress

Our energy is a valuable resource. It can be zapped away if we don’t manage or take steps to fill our energy back up. I’m the mom of a toddler and I recently went back to work, so I’ve been feeling the energy drain lately. So many people require my time and energy now. I […]

Falling in love with running

I was not a runner.  I was working on a small-scale farm that supplied vegetables for a restaurant.  My schedule wasn’t demanding, which meant I had free time to explore and hike the local trails. And then one day, on a whim, some co-workers and I signed up for a 5k trail run. That’s when […]

Kids will love these fish tacos

In early July I had the opportunity to work with one of the summer camps run by 21st Century After School Programs at Mission View Elementary School. The concept for this summer camp was so fantastic that I had to be a part of it. The program developers had the kids catching fish, dissecting fish, […]

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]

Celebrating International Breastfeeding Week

Hello! It’s Mel from New Life Doula Services. Because it’s International Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7 every year),  I wanted to take some time and talk with one of our very own Wenatchee Mom Bloggers and an amazing breastfeeding advocate, networker and collaborator: Carrie Bews.  If you’ve ever attended a mother and baby support group at […]