Category: Parenting

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 […]

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 […]

Words from a stranger

My kids were fighting again, this time because my 3-year old daughter had taken the chair that her 5-year old brother wanted. They were yelling and starting to get physical. I hated what I was about to do, dreaded it even, but I knew I needed to do it. In the middle of my transaction, […]

5 cool things for kids to do on hot days

It’s hot out there — maybe a little too hot for outdoor adventures with little ones. When it’s sweltering, how do you keep young kids active and avoid going stir crazy? The internet is full craft ideas and games to keep kids busy without ever leaving home. If you do feel like venturing into the sun, Slide […]