Michele Nizza

17 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 6 Following | 2 Followers | @mamanizza | Doula, childbirth educator, massage therapist, breastfeeding counselor, writer, editor, homeschooler, human. Many things grab my attention.

Could Getting a Doula Save You Money?

Although doula services can be expensive, hiring a doula could actually help prevent labor and delivery complications that have the potential to increase your hospital bill.<p>You might balk at the idea of hiring a doula because of the cost, but consider this: Having a doula during your labor and …

Postpartum

Doulas 101: What Is a Doula?

What is a doula and what does she do? Read on to learn about a doula's responsibilities and how to find one to help with your labor and delivery.<p>For centuries, women have been using doulas (a Greek word that means "a woman who serves") to help them with aspects of childbirth. Today, doulas are …

Pregnancy

Birth Doula Training

With so many people I know having babies, my eager-to-help self decided to educate myself on childbirth in an effort to better support others. Since I have had zero previous exposure, I reasoned that my greenness would best allow me to soak everything in, much like a thirsty sponge.<p>Recently, I …

A Look Back: Behind the Scenes of the Re-imagined “it’s a small world” at Disneyland Park

It’s hard to believe it has been five years since the new dolls were added to “it’s a small world” at Disneyland park. I had the privilege to sit …

Disneyland Bags & Backpacks: Everything to Know

Your Disneyland purse, bag, daypack or backpack is the most important thing you take to the park. What's inside it can mean the difference between …

Disneyland Resort Restaurants Win Big at Southern California Restaurant Writers Awards

Sometimes we all want a little advice when we’re making a dinner reservation, and often it’s food writers and critics that send us to the best …

Rave Reviews for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park

I recently asked Disneyland park guests to review the newly refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. While it was the return of a Frontierland …

This Is What Disneyland Looked Like Back In The Day

(Image Via Hiving Out)<p>(Image Via Disney Parks Blog)<p>(Image Via Pinterest)<p>Disneyland has undergone many changes since Walt first opened the gates back …

Disneyland Then and Now

Disneyland opened in 1955 on the outskirts of Los Angeles, an island of fantasy in the middle of endless orange groves. Then the city grew up around …

Amazing Original Disneyland Designs Included a Working Farm

Disney Prospectus<p>Images via BoingBoing<p><b>Disneyland</b>, packed to the gills today with visitors from across the world, themed rides, and not nearly enough churro and frozen lemonade stands, is vastly different from the original plans show in these very rare vintage documents, as seen on BoingBoing. The …

Anna & Elsa's Boutique and More Thrilling Transformations Coming to the Disneyland Resort

<b>UPDATE 8/26/14:</b> Please note that this post has been updated to reflect the new name of Anna & Elsa’s Boutique.<p>Like Olaf, I’m a big fan of summer. …

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Exclusive Print at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland Park

Check out this exclusive print for the new film, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which debuts in theaters around the U.S. today.<p>Through August 31, you can …

Dateline Adventureland: Adventure Trading Company Now Open at Disneyland Park

Tallahassee Glover here, back with another dispatch from Adventureland at Disneyland park. We have been receiving reports that the Adventure Trading …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …