Not Your Mom’s Childbirth Class

Catie Mehl Columbus, Education, Labor & Birth, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy 0 Comments

I’ve been teaching childbirth education classes in Columbus, Ohio for over a decade and while I’ve seen many changes to how labor and birth are done here, one change is beginning to stand out to me more and more: a growing distrust or questioning of doctors and hospitals. Some healthy skepticism is understandable and warranted, for sure. And I’ve also …

Look Who’s Helping to #ChangeColumbus

Catie Mehl Columbus, Newborns, No Child Wet Behind, Parenting, Postpartum 0 Comments

As we prepare for our 2nd Anual No Child Wet Behind 5k, 1-mile Family Fun Run, and Diaper Drive on May 13th at Wolfe Park in Columbus, Ohio, we want to take a moment to recognize the fabulous companies who help make this event a fun filled morning and get diapers to the families who need them most. Thank you, sponsors. …

Why Kids Don’t Listen

Dawn Friedman Parenting 0 Comments

“Pick it up.” “Put it back.” “Stop that!” “Come here!” And of course, “Are you listening to me?” Communication with kids doesn’t always feel like a two way street. You talk and talk and talk and feel like you’re shouting into the void even when the small person whose attention you’re trying to get (and keep) is standing right there in …

CBP’s Holiday Instagram Challenge

Leah Kayes Life, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Here at Columbus Birth and Parenting, we absolutely love the holidays. The family traditions, the food and the overall feeling of comfort are undeniably enticing.  It’s also a time of generosity, kindness and faith.  That feels like magic to us. This time of year feels magical for your little one too! From their big, excited eyes to their heart-melting giggles… We know how much JOY your …

Friday Favorites: A Must Have for Formula Feeding Families

Catie Mehl Baby Registry, Friday Favorites, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum 0 Comments

Life with a new baby can be go, go, go (especially when there are older kids who need attention too). If baby is formula fed and they’re letting you know they’re hungry, you need the bottle to be ready now. Sometimes waiting for the bottle warmer to heat up takes too much time, and have you ever tried to scoop …

Meet Catie Mehl, Co-Owner of CBP

Leah Kayes For Doulas, Labor & Birth, Meet Me Monday, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy 0 Comments

Catie Mehl is the other owner of Columbus Birth & Parenting.  She and her husband Jim have been married for almost 15 years and live in Dublin, Ohio.  Catie is a proud step parent to 2 beautiful young women and Jim and Catie have a son and a daughter together.  Catie moved A LOT as a child and the longest …

Friday Favorites: Our Favorite Favorites

Leah Kayes Friday Favorites, Newborns, Parenting, Pregnancy 2 Comments

We work with parents who are bringing home a new addition every single day.  We’ve worked with every brand of bottle, every swaddle, every baby bath.  So with real life use of all the options, we’re certainly going to have our favorites. We’re starting a new weekly series that highlights our favorite baby products and stores that make the lives …

What’s better than a Baby Nurse?

Catie Mehl Newborns, Parenting 1 Comment

Many new parents have found tremendous benefit in hiring a newborn care specialist. Sometimes referred to as a baby nurse, night nurse, or night nanny, they do exactly what their title suggests: care for newborns. Newborn care specialists focus on all things baby: feeding, diapering, sleep, and baby laundry. For decades, exhausted parents have especially benefitted from overnight newborn care …

All I want for Christmas is Diapers

Catie Mehl Parenting 0 Comments

  I look around at the world today and there are times I feel helpless. That’s not an easy thing for me, given that I consider myself a helper in general. In addition to feeling like I can’t make an impact, there’s this overwhelming feeling that there are just so many people who need help…where do I start? But I’m a doer and doing …

The Best Pregnancy & Parenting Guide Isn’t a Book

Catie Mehl Newborns, Parenting 1 Comment

You’re pregnant!  Congratulations!  This is an exciting and sometimes nerve wracking time in your life.  Not only are you dealing with your own thoughts, emotions and ideals about pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting, but also everyone else’s…. From the moment you announce your pregnancy, you are bombarded with advice from books, articles, online groups, and well-meaning family and friends.  Much of …