Melissa Robinson

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I am proud MoM (mother of multiples), a postpartum doula, a librarian and an overall story loving mama. I live with my amazing wife and our children in Hampton. My passion is supporting families as they connect with each other and move through all the seasons of their life together. After 18 years as a public librarian, I decided to combine my love of books and babies through postpartum doula care, writing and being a community educator. You can follow me online at melissarobinsondoula.com or on Facebook or Instagram:@melissarobinsondoula
Young reader holding a flashlight and reading a story for book lovers under the covers.

7 Children’s Books for Kids All About the Love of Reading

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In my world, there’s no such thing as having too many books on your to-read list. I will listen eagerly anytime someone wants to recommend a good read for me or my kids.  Since...
Jars full of refillable and plastic-free products at We Fill Good.

My Family’s Going Low Waste with Seacoast Refill Store We Fill Good

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I am always intrigued by the stories of people who live a “zero-waste” life.  They can fit all the trash they create in an entire year into a single small jar. Whoa. It’s so...
Photo of a mom eating over the sink while holding a baby. Postpartum nutrition isn't easy.

Postpartum Nutrition: Tips to Keep Yourself Well-Fed After Baby

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When you have a newborn in the house, it isn’t as simple as it used to be to keep yourself well-fed. Some non-Western countries, especially those that have preserved traditional cultural knowledge, have support...
Toddler sitting on the kitchen floor playing with a wooden spoon, other kitchen items and a stuffed animal. Keep your baby entertained with treasure baskets.

Keep Your Baby Entertained with Treasure Baskets

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Whether it's so you can work remotely, assist older kids with remote learning or homeschooling, take care of a new baby or (the Holy Grail) drink a cup of coffee uninterrupted, every parent needs...

5 Ways to Prepare for Newborn Multiples: Tips from a MoM and Doula

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Finding out you are pregnant with not one, but two, three or more babies is quite a shock!  Once you start thinking about the reality of a multiples pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, you may...

Kids Game and Book Gift Ideas: Embracing Time at Home With Family

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Between typical Seacoast weather and Covid, we’re all facing more at-home time in the next few months. I am keeping that in mind when I buy presents for the kids on my list this...
Reading to your baby while pregnant

Why You Should Sing or Read to Your Baby While Pregnant

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When I was training as a postpartum doula, our instructor covered an array of topics.  We talked about breastfeeding, infant care, postpartum mental health, babywearing, and more. We watched a video explaining the Purple...

Seven Ways to Support New Parents During Covid-19

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When parents welcomed a new baby into the family in 2019, they probably had a baby shower. They went to childbirth and maybe breastfeeding classes. After the baby arrived, they introduced them to family...
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