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Join Us for "Doulas On Tap"!

Join the Doulas of Asheville crew for FREE monthly gatherings at Blue Ghost Brewing. One of the areas most family-friendly breweries. All are welcome! Bring your kids, friends, and any pregnancy, birth, and baby care questions you'd like answered by our team of birth, postpartum & infant care doulas. (Or just come for the great atmosphere and delicious beer).

Little Pitchers, Big Ears, and "Good" Kids.

Little Pitchers, Big Ears, and "Good" Kids.

It's almost inevitable while you're waiting for your baby to arrive. Friends, family, and perfect strangers shower you (aka bombard you) with all sorts of advice and warnings about the difficulties of life with an infant. But from before my first born came into our life, what I worried about most was not colic, sleepless nights, and all the inherent challenges of adjusting to having a newborn. 

Easy Holiday Recipes for Entertaining (That Really Are Easy!)

Planning the perfect dinner party for the holidays is easier said than done. Juggling baby care, cooking, cleaning and decorating, you'll be wishing there were some shortcuts that could make this whole process easier...

Elf on the Shelf

With the holidays come a slew of unrealistic expectations for parents. As if we weren't held to impossibly high standards of perfection anyway, along come holiday traditions you need to balance along with everything else you have going on. We totally understand.

TV Shows for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Television in the homes of American families has transformed from a luxury to a staple of everyday life. Although many mothers don't want to admit to resorting to television to occupy their kids (because hello #momguilt and #momshaming), a captivating tv show is a breath of fresh air to a LOT of busy parents.  If you're looking for a few good shows, come check out today's blog!

Fall Activities for Asheville Families

Fall is officially here! To celebrate the start of the beautiful fall season, we put together a short list of Asheville's best ways to celebrate the changing seasons with your family.

5 Fun Rainy Day Activities in Asheville

5 Fun Rainy Day Activities in Asheville

There’s no shortage of fun outdoor activities and family-friendly hikes in the Asheville area, but what to do when springtime (or anytime!) showers put a damper on your ambitious outdoor plans?

Here’s a few ways to cure cabin fever with your kiddos (or maybe even prevent it before it hits!): 

Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Asheville

UPDATED! Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just getting acquainted to the trails of western North Carolina, it can be a little daunting to set out with young kids. Here’s a few of our favorite easy hikes to take with children, all within a short drive of downtown Asheville.