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Childbirth: A Family Affair

The first birth I ever attended took place on September 25, 1994. I wasn’t there in any professional capacity, as I was all of 11 years old. My stepmother had a home birth attended by midwives in our rented house in Nanaimo, BC (a town our blended family would live in for less than a year before […]

Two Doulas-AppleCheeks Hanukkah Giveaway!

If you’re anything like us here at Two Doulas, you might feel less than enthusiastic about the holidays. But you know what makes the season more bearable for us grinches (besides booze)? Free stuff!  To help brighten your festival of lights, we’ve teamed up with the awesome folks at AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers for an awesome Chanukkah giveaway! […]

Grown-Up Friending Ain’t Easy

When I had my first daughter, none of my close friends had kids yet, and I felt like it might be a good idea to meet some new parents to hang out with. But the thing is, making new friends as a grown-up can be pretty difficult. Finding other parents you click with that you […]

To Stork or Not to Stork?

Ever notice how kids always ask super complicated questions at the worst possible times? You’d think their burning desire for information would show up when everyone’s feeling calm and collected, like after a bedtime story or while you’re working together on a puzzle that still has (most) of its pieces. At my house, big, important […]

On Asking For Help

I have a three-year-old kid who’s pretty capable. And while she can do a lot of things by herself – go to the toilet and do a (reasonable) wipe job, put on her own socks and surf Netflix like a boss – she still asks Mummy and Daddy for help. Like a lot. With absolutely […]