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We could use a hand this week!

December 3, 2013

As you might be able to tell, our website is finishing up it’s new construction.  We’re so excited to be able to blog more easily, and share the education & information that has made our brick & mortar location a destination spot.   Our website growth is particularly obvious in our web store, where it’s undergoing a rather arduous birth!   This is the month we meet our long-time goal of offering our unique collection of nifty natural family items to those across the web.

We’d LOVE your help!  Would you prowl around the site, explore the shop, and let us know what is working and not?  Our amazing web fellow has been brilliantly working on the snags we’ve been able to uncover, but your experiences will help us to quickly iron out much more.

We’d like to thank you for your help!  In return for commenting here this week on your experiences on our growing website, we’ll email you a “25% off one item” coupon at the webstore. (good for 90 days).  Thanks for your good humor patience!

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Annual Santa Shop Dec. 6th, 2013!

October 31, 2013

It’s become an Annual Tradition!  Our own special Santa Shop & ‘Midnight Madness for Parents!’

SAVE THE DATE
Friday, December 6th, 6 – 10 pm
(Which counts as midnight when you’re a tired parent, right?!)

Do save the date for some candlelight, chocolate & treats you don’t have to share with your young one, and special sales & gifts special to this night each year!   Many families make this an annual ‘date’ night; only babes-in-arms allowed.

This year look for some new toy lines we’ve always wanted, a wide range of dress-up for boys & girls back by popular demand, wooden toys handmade in Wisconsin, blessing baskets, kleen kanteen, salt lamps and more!   While store-wide sales will apply both Friday & Saturday, our extreme sale table & one-of-a-kind children’s toys are available only during our Friday night extravaganza and after.   Watch for reminders & further details in our (approximately) bi-weekly newsletter; sign up by calling Indigo @ (734) 994-8010.

Our whole staff will be there on this special night, hope to see you there!

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Welcoming The Doula Community House!

September 15, 2012
Today the The Doula Community House happily leaps into being to

“Doula the Doulas!”

Doulas provide tireless service to their clients, passionate about birth and doing all they can to support families in the birthing journeys for healthy, safe and satisfying outcomes.   Often their long hours are unscheduled and filled with far more time commitment than is recognized by their clients (but always by their families! :)),  in addition to the planned prenatal visit(s) & birth itself, they are often answering questions in early pregnancy, making phone calls of encouragement in late pregnancy, researching personalized solutions for their clients all the time, making extra visits to help with breastfeeding issues postpartum, and strategizing referrals and community connections weeks or even months later.  Where do they go for renewal, for mentorship, or with questions once they’ve ‘become a doula?’

Welcome to the warm, understanding and supportive arms of The Doula Community House!

Hosted by Indigo Forest, The Doula House is committed to nurturing doulas by creating a community hub (both locally and across the web) that provides warm support, practical information, friendly networking and continuing education.  It’s The Place to go when you need a hug after a tough birth,  some perspective on a challenging situation/client, a ‘birth fix,’ or to get recharged with an inspiring class.

Doulas Circle (the verb), is our free support group for the women who support women in birth, meeting monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 10 am; if this is your passion, you are invited to our first gathering on October 13th, 2012.   Led by Beth Barbeau, Tradition Midwife and Master Educator with 30 years experience in the birth community, this groups is the safe place to let down your hair and enjoy the community of women who understand your life, loves and challenges!  Cozy tea & honey provided.

Generally concluding at 11:30, October 13th we’ll be ending a bit early because Indigo Forest’s “Parent-Doula Meet & Greet” is happening from 11:00-12:30 this day.   This will be a great chance to meet and mingle with potential clients who are coming to have the opportunity to meet a variety of doulas at one time.   Please preregister with Indigo Forest (734.994.8010) if you plan on participating.

Come ‘friend’ us on Facebook for on-going updates and birth information, as well as announcements of pending classes for especially for doulas.

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Like An Alternative?

September 13, 2011
Signs for Flu shot are all over town, how about some alternatives? THIS THURSDAY September 15, 2011 by special request:  “Preparing Young Families for the Flu Season~naturally!”  11 am-12 noon.   Mama’s Health Club series with children welcome (it’s lively! :)   $10 preregistered by close Wednesday @ 6 pm. ($15/door)  734-807-9909.  See you there!!

Next classes include:

October 20:  Introducing First Solid Foods & Avoiding Allergies

November 17:  Homeopathy for Children:  Colic, Teething & More, Oh My!