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Top Five Books for Parents

Posted on: September 26, 2022 | Babies, Children, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Grandparents, Health, Information, Love, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships

We’ve all done it, right? Had a stack of books on the nightstand, a quick reference read thrown into the diaper bag, and a list of all the books to read to help make us a “better parent” with this or that. I know I did! I enjoy reading. With so many lists of ‘great reads to read’ I have curated a top five books for parents list of my . . .

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Infant Massage

Posted on: September 5, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, classes, Community, education, Fatherhood, Health, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships, VFD Team

The beautiful and wonderful power of touch. From a nudge to a snuggle, a high-five to a hug, a hand-hold to a pat-on-the-back, a touch goes a long way. This is also to be said about infants and their response and interpretation to touch. Infant massage is one of those great ways to show an infant just how important they are.  What is Infant Massage Infant massage is the art . . .

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Partners and Bonding with the Baby

Posted on: May 23, 2022 | Babies, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Friendship, Information, Love, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships

There is a stigma that a partner won’t have the same level of bonding that a primary or birthing person may have with a new baby. While there is a specific form of bonding that occurs in childbirth, breastfeeding, and caregiving; that is not to discredit the special bonding that occurs within a partner. In fact, the beauty of parenting is the parental bond is unique for each caregiver is . . .

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When Parents and Grandparents Collide

Posted on: May 2, 2022 | Babies, classes, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Grandparents, Information, Motherhood, Parenting

Claudia was a little apprehensive when her mother suggested that Claudia bring Evyn over to “Glamma’s” house for the day. Anne and Corwin were ecstatic to become a grandparents, and she wanted to give Claudia a day to enjoy out-and-about alone. Claudia trusted her mother Anne as a caregiver to Evyn. What she was concerned about, were the parenting principles that her mother had mentioned during their casual conversations. Anne . . .

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Overnight Care

Posted on: April 4, 2022 | Doulas, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Health, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum, Postpartum Doulas, sleep, VFD Team

The idea that when one has a baby, sleep will be a long-lost art form is an outdated one. Sleeping when the baby sleeps is great when the baby is sleeping over the evening hours. So how does merging the idea that new parents can “sleep when the baby sleeps” AND retain the sleep that they themselves require to function at full throttle during the day? Why with overnight care . . .

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