Lauren Gottschalk-Scher

After earning her bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Hampshire College, Lauren Gottschalk-Scher went on to study fashion design at Parsons School of Design. She worked as a fashion designer for 6 years in New York City before having a baby and a subsequent change of heart. Unable to leave her young son while she worked long hours every day, she instead left the big city and moved with her family to Northampton, Massachusetts where she now works as a birth doula, freelance designer, and a freelance writer.

After earning her bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Hampshire College, Lauren Gottschalk-Scher went on to study fashion design at Parsons School of Design. She worked as a fashion designer for 6 years in New York City before having a baby and a subsequent change of heart. Unable to leave her young son while she worked long hours every day, she instead left the big city and moved with her family to Northampton, Massachusetts where she now works as a birth doula, freelance designer, and a freelance writer.

Easter Egg Card Surprise Print the "Egg Top & Bottom" and "Egg Back" templates on white cardstock and cut them out. Have your child decorate the top and bottom egg pieces with crayons, paint, glitter, stickers, candy, sequins, pom poms, ribbons, or any other age-appropriate craft supplies ...

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You've discussed having children “someday” with your partner, but you're starting to think about “someday soon.” Before you ask, “Do you want to have a baby?” think about and discuss the questions in this article! ...

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Instead of preparing for a meeting on Wednesday, are you obsessively thinking about when you can finally take that pregnancy test? If your mind is constantly wandering to the conception process during work, it's important to take steps to refocus. At the beginning of each work day, make a list of all the tasks you have to accomplish. As your mind ...

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Our modern world can be overwhelming. We're constantly being told that we need more. We need more gadgets to be more productive. We need to be more productive to make more money. We need more money to buy a bigger TV. Commercials interrupt our television shows telling our children they need toys, video ...

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 by from Blogs
Most women experience morning sickness during pregnancy, but a small percentage suffer from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarm (HG). Women with HG experience nausea accompanied by severe vomiting. HG is diagnosed when a woman loses 5 percent or more of her pre-pregnancy weight. Early symptoms of HG ...

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It is important to remember that it takes the average healthy couple 6–12 months to conceive. Don’t forget to keep the romance alive and your relationship strong so your partner doesn’t feel as if his only job is to provide you with sperm on demand. ...

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  When getting pregnant takes longer than imagined, it is easy to become disappointed, anxious, or depressed. As each month passes, we look for more tips and tricks, willing to try anything. Believing in luck or superstition can ease anxiety and create a sense of security and confidence when things ...

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Are you looking for a meaningful way to say "I love you" to your loved ones? Do you want your children to learn how to show love for others? Real and natural love – we aren't talking about buying gifts, or taking them to expensive places; instead, we are going back to the basics. Below ...

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If your toddler must avoid dairy due to a milk allergy or intolerance, you may be concerned about his diet. Toddlers should consume 2 cups of dairy totaling 700 milligrams of calcium each day. There are many ways to fulfill a toddler's daily calcium requirement without consuming dairy products. If your child can consume ...

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An estimated 10 percent of American couples are unable to get pregnant on their own after trying to conceive for a year. Many of these couples turn to infertility drugs, hormone therapies, or in vitro fertilization (IVF). A growing number of couples are seeking alternative therapies to boost fertility, ...

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