Awesome Sauceum Recipe

For breakfast this morning, I wanted to make our regular ol' pancakes stick out. The almost-threenager is going through a rather...discerning phase of eating, while the almost-teenager is hit or miss as well as his appetite ebbs and flows.

When I called everyone to the table this morning, I knew I had a hit: the almost-teeanger declared my little syrupy adventure to be "awesome sauceum," and said I should share it with y'all.

Sp, here it is. Enjoy!

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Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

Elizabeth Stallcup, our beloved sleep expert, West Wing aficionado, and social justice warrior, here to let you know about the upcoming Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women and how you can get involved. We want to hang out with you!


Hi friends! I'm sure you're all aware of the unfortunate events that will be occurring in D.C. this Friday in which Sunkist Stalin, our president-elect, will be inaugurated and become America's newest...person.

In response to the impending inauguration of Cheeto Satan, as you may or may not know, this coming Saturday is a day of resistance, a day of marching in protest, a day for saying, "We will not stand for your bullshit, Squirrelwig McRacistpants!"

The main march is occurring in D.C.; however, there are 616(!) sister marches occurring all throughout the U.S. and the world. Amazing! Of course, The A has to be represent and will be having a sister march as well, The Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women. The website for the march is www.atlantamarch.com. Per their Facebook page:

"The Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women will be a peaceful demonstration of solidarity bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women, and their allies in Georgia and nationally. The march will be held in Atlanta on January 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm beginning at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and ending at the Georgia State Capitol."


MMT has offered Intown HQ as a meeting place for folks wanting to attend the march. Several of us, and hopefully several of our clients, will be meeting at Intown HQ at Noon on Saturday with plans to ride-share/Uber/Lyft over to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. I am making signs for people to carry; however, it's wonderful if you bring your own as well! A few of us are also getting t-shirts made from Bang-On in L5P (http://bang-on.com/retail/locations/bang-atlanta). This is what Intown Doula is about ---Equality, Social Justice, and Intersectional Feminism. This is why we march --for inclusion, for LGBTQ+ people, for all people of color, for respect for all religions, for disabled persons. We march for you, for our clients, for all birthing persons, for our neighbors, for ourselves, for our city, for our country. Will you join us???


Babies, kids, family members all welcome--at least two Intown Kids will be marching. Bring friends, loved ones, or just bring yourself. We would LOVE to march next to you as we call for equality and rights for all. We will be meeting in the parking lot so please try carpool to Intown Doula HQ if you can. Let us know if you plan to attend so that we know to expect you.

Peace, love, and resistance, y'all. Let's do this!

 

 

Hygge Lyf

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You've probably seen the word hygge floating around, from the New Yorker to your Insta feed.

In one bad summation, hygge is a Scandinavian concept that centers on getting purposeful with your coziness and burrowing in with your people.

Think about making a pile on your bed of all your favorite blankets, warmest sweaters, fuzziest socks and slippers, most adorable stuffed animals/real animals/your actual loved ones and children...and just, like, rolling around on it. By a fire. With soup warming on the stove and Peter, Paul, and Mary on the turntable.

That's hygge. (As we understand it.) (Which is to say, poorly.)

MMT waxed poetic about becoming what she called a #hyggexpert at the behest of her medical team as she recovered from Post-Concussive Syndrome the second half of 2016.

A #hyggexpert is one who has shown exceptional or expert skill in the nuances of coziness and enjoying tiny pleasures.

Are you a #hyggexpert? Tell us all about it in the comments, or show us on Instagram!

December Recap

What an incredible year.

Plenty of ups and downs in the world this year have led us to close 2016 feeling incredibly thankful for the friends, family and clients that have made us feel so fortunate. 

We're closing our busy year with good health and highly anticipate the spectacular gifts that the new year will bring. 

Whether you're cozy at home with your family and friends or going out on the town with some extra glitz and glamour, the Intown Doula family wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

We've had plenty to celebrate this month and were glad to seize the opportunity to come together and celebrate the holidays as a team. We enjoyed a few cocktails at Atlanta's "Krobar" and we all received a shiny new copy of You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Talk about the perfect affirmation to kick off a new year of being bold and beautiful hardworking women. 

 

 2017 "Save the Dates" have been officially mailed, so keep an eye out for yours!

If you were an Intown Doula client for any of our services in 2016 and haven't received your "Save the Date" in the mail yet, make sure to contact us as soon as possible!

We've been hard at work making this AWESOME printable that is completely free. If you're trying to put together a list of things to say adios to 2016 or organize all your resolutions, this is the perfect download for you. Check it out and start your New Year's Day off right.

We're looking forward to welcoming all the new babies that 2017 will bring and continue to help families in the Atlanta area navigate every step along the way.

A huge thank you to the team for all your dedication and passion you bring to our organization, helping each other become better and better every day.

An even bigger thank you goes to the patience and support from our families. Without them we wouldn't be able to push ourselves and conquer every hurdle. This year they've helped us celebrate even the smallest success and overcome even the most difficult obstacles in our paths this year. 

So sincerely, we warmly welcome the New Year for all the families we've met since the start and all those we have yet to meet. 

Stay safe as you travel this holiday season.