Time Out with Doulas of Memphis | YouTube: Intro and Self Care

Exciting news: Doulas of Memphis now has a YouTube show, called Time Out with Doulas of Memphis! We'll be taking a series of "Mommy Time Outs" and discussing and answering questions about Things That Matter. First up on the list of Things That Matter? YOU! Our first episode is a quick intro and then we dive in to talking about self care.

Self care doesn't happen in a vacuum, and it isn't about elaborate massages, pedicures, or hours upon hours of "me time." Here at Doulas of Memphis we believe that self care can't happen on a large scale until it happens on a smaller scale. Take a Time Out with us and watch the first episode of Time Out with Doulas of Memphis!

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Do you have ideas for more Time Outs? We want Things That Matter to you, so drop us a comment either on this blog or on our YouTube video to leave suggestions and feedback! Also, don't forget to subscribe so that you can take a Time Out with us next time!

And don't forget to take a time out for yourself this week!

'Til next time,

Abby and Lindsey

Coffee Affirmations (with free printable!)

Yesterday's post focused on self care, and it's no secret that coffee is high on the list of priorities for those of us who have little ones running around.  If you're in the birth world long enough, you might come across birth affirmations, or sayings that you repeat to yourself to help reframe your thoughts about your birth.  Some people make lists, and others go all-out and make pretty banners to hang in their L&D room. That's great and all, but once baby's here our need for affirmation doesn't stop there! If coffee makes your world go round, you'll enjoy this free printable: coffee affirmations

Click here to download the Coffee Affirmations Free Printable!

We love our coffee here at Doulas of Memphis,  so we've compiled a list of recommendations for where you can get great local coffee:

Our favorite coffee roasters:

J Brooks Coffee Roasters Relevant Roasters Ugly Mug Coffee

Our favorite coffee shops:

Cafe Eclectic (most family-friendly!) City&State Tamp&Tap Avenue Coffee

Tell us in the comments which "coffee affirmation" speaks to you, or leave us another suggestion for where to go for great coffee! If your coffee is only going so far and you could use the support of a postpartum doula, contact us and we'll be happy to help!