Your friend just had a baby and you think to yourself, I’m gonna go and get me some baby snuggles, but I should be the greatest friend there ever was and bring something with me. A. You’re way ahead of the game for even thinking of bringing something along to help the family (and if… Continue reading Bringing food to a friend who just had a baby? Follow these rules.
Okay. Maybe not world famous. But they’re famous in some circles. AND they’re pretty darn good if you ask me. Whenever I make a batch I have to leave some home for my husband to snack on. And yes, they are safe for non-breastfeeding humans to eat. You will not start leaking milk from your nipples… Continue reading A Hand at Home’s World Famous Lactation Cookies
So, you know someone that just had a baby and you want to send them a gift? Instead of sending yet ANOTHER outfit or blanket that the baby may never get a chance to use, send a meal! Dinner is helpful, but people often forget that a new mom is home 24 hours and usually alone! So… Continue reading 10 Meals For New Parents
Dear New Baby, I’m so sad for you. That this is the world you’ve been born into. There is too much hate and violence. People are dying senselessly every day, frequently at the hand of another person. Families are being forced to leave their homes with nowhere to go, often times losing each other along… Continue reading Sorry, baby.
You have a new baby (yay!). Life is good. You survived childbirth, which you prepared for relentlessly with your classes, hospital tours, and by talking to friends who have been through labor (“You had what happen where?!”). The hard part is over–you made it with barely a tear! Then, the hospital or birthing center tells… Continue reading You Need Help
Hello world! My name is Danni and I am a postpartum doula in Boston, owner of A Hand at Home. “A postpartum what?!” I know, it’s a strange term that you’ve only heard with the word depression right after. Postpartum simply means, “Following Birth”. “And aren’t doulas those people who help you during labor?” They are!… Continue reading A Postpartum What?