Since 2005, Happy Baby Solutions has been a partnership agency run by Corinne and me (Julie). Some changes are going to be made as of Jan 1st, 2013. I have decided to step down as Corinne’s business partner. Corinne is going to continue running Happy Baby Solutions as sole owner and everything will continue as it has over the past years. She will continue to offer all of the same services and conduct interviews with new caregivers the same way.
My decision came with much contemplating over this past year, but I finally decided I’ve come to a point in my life that I would like to relieve a bit of stress off myself. Running your own business takes a lot of time and being “on call” pretty much every day, making sure things are running smoothly, began to make me feel like my family was getting put on the back burner.
I plan to pursue being a part time baby nurse and Happiest Baby educator for Happy Baby Solutions and through my own referrals. I also want to work toward getting my birth doula certification and fulfill my passion of helping birthing mothers accomplish their ideal birth experience.
It has been a wonderful learning experience working with our families, nannies, and baby nurses. Thank you to all of our caregivers who have done such a wonderful job giving Happy Baby Solutions a great name in the community! I hope you will all continue to support Corinne and keep up the great work for the years to come!
Happy Holidays and I hope everyone has a wonderful 2013!
I was born to be with babies! Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you how much I love babies! There was never any doubt that I wanted to be a mom and have several children of my own. Growing up, I always had a baby doll in my arms and as I grew into a young adult, those dolls became real babies. Nephews and nieces came along and I loved taking care of them! Neighbors would as me to babysit and caring for those sweet little angels came so naturally to me! Before I was 30, I was blessed to have two beautiful babies of my very own; a son and a daughter. I loved my new role as Michael and Emily’s mother!
Now I am 52 years old and my babies are grown. I want to share something I came to realize as I was visiting with my 82 year old mother recently. I was taken back to the days when I used to put bibs around my own babies’ necks. You might ask, “Why?” Now, as I visit with my mom in the nursing home, I am putting a bib around her neck to catch the food that does not quite make it to her mouth. I help her with her drink as she struggles with the cup, just as my babies did so many years ago. It is not just old age that has crept up on my mom. It is dementia that has brought her to this place that not even I could have been prepared for.
As I have been on vacation, I take the opportunity to sit with her every day. My thoughts are not only on my own mother, but on the many women and men that sit here day after day, most with the abilities of small children; or some just like infants. I’ve come to the conclusion that what I see is so closely parallel to what my own mother did for me 50 years ago. She took the time to bathe me, feed me, change my diaper, push me in my stroller, hold my hand when I was not steady on my feet, and lovingly tuck me in at night. The care of the elderly is truly like caring for a baby. When I kiss my mother goodbye and tell her that I love her, I can only hope that the person in charge of caring for her when I am not there, will do so with as much love and passion as I did for the little ones back when I was a young girl.