Become a Doula Michigan, DONA Birth Doula Training, DONA Postpartum Doula Training, Doula Business http://center4cby.com Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:35:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 February Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/february-birth-parenting-news-3/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:59:23 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20558 Free sample doula business development tools from The Doula Business Guide Workbook. Choose one: (1) Personal Inventory Exercise, (2) Examining Our Beliefs about Money Exercise or (3) Doula Business Models Comparsion Chart. Also cabin fever solutions for moms; breastfeeding and medications; survey on nipple shield use; fear of failure; and more. Step outside of your […]

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doula scope of practiceFree sample doula business development tools from The Doula Business Guide Workbook. Choose one: (1) Personal Inventory Exercise, (2) Examining Our Beliefs about Money Exercise or (3) Doula Business Models Comparsion Chart. Also cabin fever solutions for moms; breastfeeding and medications; survey on nipple shield use; fear of failure; and more. Step outside of your comfort zone, don’t let fear of failure hold you back, and see projects through. — From J.K. Rowling. Read the newsletter.

 

 

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January Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/january-birth-parenting-news-3/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:33:07 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20505 Your 2019 doula transformation. See our January Special Sale on comprehensive DONA International birth and postpartum doula training. The Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training also includes training to make your dream of starting a doula business a reality. The completely revised and updated 3rd editions of my books, The Doula Business Guide and companion Workbook […]

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Your 2019 doula transformation. See our January Special Sale on comprehensive DONA International birth and postpartum doula training. The Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training also includes training to make your dream of starting a doula business a reality. The completely revised and updated 3rd editions of my books, The Doula Business Guide and companion Workbook are done! Books will ship mid-January. Read the newsletter.

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December Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/december-birth-parenting-news-2/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:46:13 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20435 Frederick the mouse & fun kids’ CD to get you through the dark days; save $200 on 2019 doula training before December 20; welcome Ann Arbor Doulas, our newest business at the Center; book release–TheDoula Business Guide 3rd edition and companion Workbook coming soon! Medicaid for doulas in New York, consequences of birth trauma, and […]

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ann arbor doulasFrederick the mouse & fun kids’ CD to get you through the dark days; save $200 on 2019 doula training before December 20; welcome Ann Arbor Doulas, our newest business at the Center; book release–TheDoula Business Guide 3rd edition and companion Workbook coming soon! Medicaid for doulas in New York, consequences of birth trauma, and exercise in pregnancy in the news. Read the Newsletter.

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November Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/november-birth-parenting-news-2/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:28:20 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20396 Worldwide cesarean rates; natural medicine chest for kids’ super immunity; ginger-lemon-honey tea recipe; comparison of doula business models–free sample tool from the freshly updated Doula Business Guide Workbook, 2nd edition, by Patty Brennan. Which model best suits your skills and personality? Our 2019 doula training schedule is now available online. Lock in 2018 prices when […]

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worldwide cesarean ratesWorldwide cesarean rates; natural medicine chest for kids’ super immunity; ginger-lemon-honey tea recipe; comparison of doula business models–free sample tool from the freshly updated Doula Business Guide Workbook, 2nd edition, by Patty Brennan. Which model best suits your skills and personality? Our 2019 doula training schedule is now available online. Lock in 2018 prices when you invest in our Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package before December 1, 2018. Your choice of 2019 training dates; payment plans available. Read the newsletter.

 

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October Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/october-birth-parenting-news/ Sat, 06 Oct 2018 20:13:10 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20287 Book Release! The freshly updated 2nd edition of Patty Brennan’s Doula Business Guide Workbook: Tools to Create a Successful Practice is now available. Designed for birth, postpartum and end-of-life doulas. Plus, routine induction at 39 weeks? Yummy fall recipes–pumpkin everything! Breastfeeding and returning to work. Enabling the BabyMoon. New lactation credential. Read the newsletter.

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Book Release! The freshly updated 2nd edition of Patty Brennan’s Doula Business Guide Workbook: Tools to Create a Successful Practice is now available. Designed for birth, postpartum and end-of-life doulas. Plus, routine induction at 39 weeks? Yummy fall recipes–pumpkin everything! Breastfeeding and returning to work. Enabling the BabyMoon. New lactation credential. Read the newsletter.

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Fall Recipes http://center4cby.com/fall-recipes/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:48:02 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20283 Pumpkin Raisin Muffins By Patty Brennan 1½ cups whole wheat baking flour ½ cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons wheat germ (optional nutritional boost) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (ditto) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves ½ cup canned pumpkin 1 egg ½ cup milk ½ cup […]

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Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

By Patty Brennan

1½ cups whole wheat baking flour
½ cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons wheat germ (optional nutritional boost)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (ditto)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
½ cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
½ cup milk
½ cup honey
½ cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, blend the pumpkin, egg, milk and honey. Mix all the ingredients together with the raisins. Coat the muffin tins thoroughly with butter. Spoon the mixture into the tins. Cook for 20–25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Makes 1 dozen muffins

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

By Beth Barbeau

Getting any kind of orange vegetable into one of my sons is a real challenge, but this dish does it every time! So far he hasn’t noticed that my “Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding” breakfast always follows the nights he refuses squash at dinner. For best results, act chagrined and tell the kids that you made this for dessert for later, but since time is now too short to make breakfast, they “have to” eat the dessert for breakfast!

3 eggs
2 cups milk (as you wish—rice, almond, goat, raw cow’s milk)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons vanilla
¼ cup maple syrup or honey
2 cups left-over baked pumpkin (or squash—butternut, acorn, yams)—mashed in any combination (added butter or salt okay, but avoid putting pepper on it the night before as it really doesn’t go with pumpkin pie)
1–2 cups leftover cooked brown rice (less makes it more like custard, more makes it thicker and primarily rice)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a mixer or whisk, whip the eggs in a nice big bowl. Add the milk, then everything else but the rice. Lastly, stir in the rice. Pour into a buttered baking dish. A 9×9” casserole dish usually works fine. If you need it done faster, or to look more like fancy dessert, use buttered ramekins instead. Cook until a knife inserted comes out clean, about 15–20 minutes for the ramekins or 40–50 minutes for the baking dish. Serve plain, or with milk, maple syrup, whipped cream, warm honey, etc.

Serves 8–10

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

By Patty Brennan

Don’t throw out the guts of your pumpkin. Let the kids help you harvest the seeds and prepare them for consumption.

pumpkin seeds
1 cup water, or enough to cover
1½ teaspoons salt

Remove the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin and clean off the strings the best you can. Wash the seeds and soak them overnight in salted water. Drain and spread the seeds out in a low baking pan and bake in a 300-degree pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Using a spatula, flip the seeds and re-distribute them on the cookie sheet halfway through your cooking time. You can eat them with the shells on. They’re delicious!

Pumpkin Apple Dip

By Stephanie Schaldenbrand

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
½ cup pumpkin
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Apple slices (any kind)
1 lemon, juiced (optional)

Beat cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Add pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Mix well. Chill for one hour. Serve with fresh-cut apple slices. If making apple slices ahead of time, toss with a bit of fresh lemon juice, just to coat, and then sprinkle with cinnamon.

Makes 1½ cups

Hot Apple Cobbler Drink

By Sarah Hashimoto

1 cup milk
2 tablespoons apple butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 pinches cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients and heat over medium heat until steaming. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and a thin apple slice.

Serves 2

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September Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/september-birth-parenting-news/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:37:05 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20243 Finding your purpose and becoming part of the solution; benefits of doulas; breastfeeding laws protect your rights; doulas support pregnant mamas in prison; documentary film on homeopathic “Magic Pills”; 2019 DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula training schedule is now available online; and more! Read the newsletter.

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pregant and incarceratedFinding your purpose and becoming part of the solution; benefits of doulas; breastfeeding laws protect your rights; doulas support pregnant mamas in prison; documentary film on homeopathic “Magic Pills”; 2019 DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula training schedule is now available online; and more! Read the newsletter.

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July/August Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/july-august-birth-parenting-news/ Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:00:31 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20188 The Big Latch On 2018 celebrates World Breastfeeding Week; office space available for rent at Center for the Childbearing Year; music from the womb; what does the evidence say?; doula careers start here; Summer Sale on Directory listings. Read the newsletter.

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office space availableThe Big Latch On 2018 celebrates World Breastfeeding Week; office space available for rent at Center for the Childbearing Year; music from the womb; what does the evidence say?; doula careers start here; Summer Sale on Directory listings. Read the newsletter.

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June 2018 Birth & Parenting Newsletter http://center4cby.com/june-2018-birth-parenting-newsletter/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:03:22 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20147 Mindsets & tactics to reinvigorate for Father’s Day.  Herbal healing baths for new mamas. Start on your doula path with our discounted Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package (includes guidance for turning your heart-centered work into a viable income).  Phthalates & crib mattresses. Summer Sale on Directory Listings. Upcoming End-of-Life Doula Training. And more! Read […]

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summer saleMindsets & tactics to reinvigorate for Father’s Day.  Herbal healing baths for new mamas. Start on your doula path with our discounted Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package (includes guidance for turning your heart-centered work into a viable income).  Phthalates & crib mattresses. Summer Sale on Directory Listings. Upcoming End-of-Life Doula Training. And more! Read the newsletter.

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May Birth & Parenting News http://center4cby.com/may-birth-parenting-news-2/ Wed, 02 May 2018 15:40:31 +0000 http://center4cby.com/?p=20102 Why America’s Black mothers & babies are in a crisis; NY program to expand use of doulas (Medicaid reimbursement); learn about Detroit-area initiatives to lower mortality rates including SisterFriends Detroit, Make Your Date and the Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association. See also upcoming Spring conferences for networking and continuing education opportunities for birth professionals. Gardening with […]

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Happy Mother's DayWhy America’s Black mothers & babies are in a crisis; NY program to expand use of doulas (Medicaid reimbursement); learn about Detroit-area initiatives to lower mortality rates including SisterFriends Detroit, Make Your Date and the Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association. See also upcoming Spring conferences for networking and continuing education opportunities for birth professionals. Gardening with toddlers; adjusting to motherhood; and more. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  – *|URL|*

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