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Black Friday

November 23, 2018

I’m not big on going to the malls for Black Friday. In fact, this is my first official American thanksgiving in over 16 years, having just moved back to the US as a family. While I don’t need another sweater, I am enticed by all the deals showing up for…

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lgbtq inclusive website tips

How to be a LGBTQ+ ally with your website

November 21, 2018

I invite each and every one of you to take a moment to do a Google search right now. Open a new tab in your browser, and type in “Doula + your city”, or midwife, or childbirth services. If you are straight, and married, you are likely to quickly find…

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Website Design Warmth TIps

Warm, connected & cared for: Building relationships online

November 1, 2018

You know how sometimes someone’s words just open up a whole new framework of understanding? I totally love that feeling of someone articulating an idea that I know in my belly but haven’t yet truly put into words… While driving to school pick up on Tuesday afternoon I was listening…

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My new love: Marvelous Maca Bliss

October 14, 2018

I have never been a coffee drinker. As a child, I hated the smell and would go to the opposite end of the kitchen to avoid the smells wafting from my parents’ mugs. As an adult, I ADORE the smell, and have even come to love the taste – maybe…

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Build your own doula website

Want to build your own website? 6 questions you should answer first.

September 11, 2018

As a website designer (aka website doula…) I get the calls from the doulas who are ready to throw in the towel after months of wasted time trying to figure out whatever website platform they have chosen. I get the calls from the doulas whose websites have been live for…

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Social Media Tutorials Doulas

Rock facebook and instagram with these free trainings & apps

July 25, 2018

So I’m new to living in St Paul, having recently returned to the USA, and this is my first time living in an urban area in over a decade. One of the things that really excites me about living in a urban center at this point in my life is…

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Informed Consent, Your Website, and Privacy Legislation

May 23, 2018

  WARNING: This is not a juicy, warm, lovely blog post. It’s downright overwhelming and will likely make most of you want to stick your heads in the sand. I get it. I feel the same. But it’s important. So please read it… and make an informed decision for yourself.…

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How to get unstuck with writing your doula website content

January 3, 2018

Stuck at 6cm… While I haven’t attended any births in the past few years, I see women get stuck at 6 cm all the time as a Website Doula. It goes like this: Susie the Doula starts out feeling super confident about writing website content and building her site. A…

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Modern Web Design for Millenials

December 3, 2017

If you are a a doula or midwife today, the bulk of your client base is currently in the age bracket known as Millennials, new parents between the age of 18-34. also known as Generation Y or the Net Generation. They grew up with technology and the internet and are…

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bounce rate

How to Lower Your Bounce Rate

November 26, 2017

The bounce rate is one of the more alarming aspects of google analytics for your doula website and can send those who are paying attention to their analytics into a tailspin of worry… A “bounce” happens every time someone visits just one page on your website, or left your site…

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Google+ Book Now Button Doulas

New! Google+ Booking Button

October 24, 2017

I’ve already written plenty about Google+, from how to create your Google places business page, to a nifty trick to create your own custom link to source client reviews on Google+. I’m delighted to share with you the new Google+ BOOK NOW BUTTON feature in coordination with a number of…

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Facebook Live for Doulas #2: Choosing Topics

July 27, 2017

>> Not yet a fan of my Facebook page? Join me here. So I did my first facebook live yesterday! Honestly I never would have gone ahead with it if I hadn’t had a moment of insanity and actually scheduled the session a few days before via my blog and…

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