Why Hire an In-Home Lactation Consultant

A Mother breastfeeding her little baby boy in her arms.

We often hear that breastfeeding is a normal and natural way to feed our babies. Yet an act that feels as if it should be so natural and intuitive, often comes with many challenges. This is when an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the expert on breastfeeding, is worth their weight in all that liquid gold. When looking for … Read More

Placenta Encapsulation

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The postpartum journey is a slow process of self discovery and a can be a bumpy road of physical and emotional recovery. Placenta encapsulation is changing the way that women navigate their postpartum recovery.  Placenta is a powerful thing and this amazing organ is a powerhouse of nutrients and hormones for our baby’s growth and continues to provide these benefits … Read More

Mother’s Day Activities in Louisville

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As we get ready for Mother’s Day this year, we’re busy getting some inspiration to make mom’s day extra special. There’s plenty to see and do around Louisville if you’re looking to treat mom to a Sunday of fun out on the town. Whether you’re planning a relaxing morning in or some Kentucky adventures on a spring day, we bet … Read More

Kid Friendly Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

Zack Bacon riding Grand Cherokee, Sam Padilla riding Sauxsoe, Don Proctor riding Suntana and Marcus Chet Delorme riding Mucho Mite try to catch Don Herber riding Dudon as they make their way around the final turn Sunday at Pari-Mutual Horse Races at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Aberdeen. Herber and Dudon won the race. Photo by Dawn Dietrich-Sahli taken 5/17/09.

Any Kentucky family can tell you, spring is an exciting time of year. From March Madness to the Kentucky Derby, there’s plenty of excitement going around to enjoy with the whole family. Whether you’re attending a party, the derby itself, or throwing your own celebration at home, you can get the kids involved in all of your Kentucky Derby family traditions.  … Read More

I’m Not Broken: My Infertility Journey

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Written by: Avery Astrid Rao of The Woke Doula and Bluegrass Doulas Affiliated Doula In the drawer next to my bed, there are 28 pregnancy tests. They all come in different sizes and colors. Most have the same result, one lonely bright line. Others have a bit of a different result, extremely light – nearly a ghost – lines. These are … Read More

Derby Festival Family Fun

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No Kentucky spring would be complete without a family visit to the Kentucky Derby Festival. This massive festival includes a long list of community events that draw crowds from surrounding towns, cities and states year after year. The Kentucky Derby Festival is family friendly and offers something for everyone during it’s festival dates running through the end of April into … Read More

Heartland Music Together


March is the month of music! Our kids are celebrating a month long musical adventure with Music in Our Schools Month. Art and music stimulates emotional and cognitive development in toddlers through adolescence. Using the school’s initiative to incorporate music into their school day, we can keep our kids engaged with after school activities that use similar principles of music … Read More

The Beauty of a Staycation


Nothing breaks up wintertime blues quite like a sunny vacation. With a career or a house full of kids, a vacation can be more trouble than it’s worth and anything but relaxing. Sometimes the best vacations are “staycations” where the whole family can relax and spend some time together without having to travel far and wide.  Before you plan your … Read More

Bluegrass Family Traditions

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Family traditions are an important thread that holds us together. You don’t have to be here long to know that basketball goes with Kentucky sweeter than bluegrass and bourbon. Whether you’re starting a new family or already have a full team, there’s always room to celebrate traditions we’ve had passed down to us and an opportunity to start some brand … Read More

It’s Your Final Countdown, Not Theirs.


Lately, the world is bringing conversations about birth to new heights. The news is buzzing about the live streaming of an expectant mother giraffe’s pregnancy and birth, proving that we care about more than just giraffes. It seems to be a theme that people who aren’t in labor have more questions and concerns than the woman who is actually doing all … Read More