New Parents: Do This for Your Bundle of Joy

For their benefit – as well as your peace and sanity Hey new momma, I see you. You’re trying so hard to keep it all in one piece. To be a good partner, a great mother, and a fully-functioning human being. And your feeling of self-worth has taken a turn for the worst.  You read […]

Boundaries, baby, boundaries…

“It’s me, hi. I’m the problem. It’s me.” – Taylor Swift, singing Anti-Hero, and also me when people wonder why they can’t kiss my baby at the height of RSV season. I’ll admit, before my baby was born, I had a lot of trouble asserting myself and enforcing boundaries. I often said yes to things […]

Connecting With Your Partner After Baby

Author: Mama Coco, one of our amazing Figgi parents Hey, Figgi fam!  So many new parents feel disconnected post-baby.  Your hormones are all over the place, neither of you are sleeping well, you’re balancing work and baby, you’re both adjusting to the new normal.  It’s hard to be everything to everyone when you’re taking on […]

Taking Care of Yourself As A New Parent

Author: Mama Coco, one of our amazing Figgi parents Becoming a mom has been the greatest gift of my life. I am constantly in awe of her – every coo, every laugh – even every poop!  There is no other job I will ever have that will be more rewarding to me than being her […]

Talk Birthy to Me!

I mentioned in my initial blog post that before Figgi, I really didn’t know much about doulas.  To put it simply, I thought a doula was a midwife who helped you deliver at-home births. I didn’t realize the array of specializations, certifications, and licenses they held and how helpful they truly are not only during […]

Tired As A Mother

As a new mom, sleep is hard to come by.  My baby is now eight months old, and I still haven’t “mastered” the perfect sleep schedule.  Truth be told, I am not sure if that even exists (ugh, but wouldn’t it be nice?).  You can’t “five more minutes” a hungry, crying baby and they don’t […]