Karli Haviland

I am a Flagstaff local from toddlerhood. I went to FALA for high school and graduated from NAU with a BA in Secondary English Education. I married my high school sweetheart, and together we’re building our life with our toddler Moira, whom I stay at home with full time. My passion is working with pregnant people during their journey to and through birth and post partum as a birth doula and birth photographer, and I work with another doula in town to provide those services to the Flagstaff community. I dance and perform with a Modern Dance company several times a year, and I teach baby & me music and dance classes around town weekly. I enjoy reading, hiking with friends, and playing Zelda in my spare time.

Ways to Wear your Kiddo: Wraps, Carriers, and Resources

Some basics: -Always follow the safety instructions for every wrap or carrier you use. Use a spotter at first to make sure babe is secure and you feel supported. -Babe should be close enough to kiss...

Gender Neutral Parenting: A Quick Why and How To

From the moment society discovers we're pregnant, they want to know...they NEED to know: is it a boy or a girl? I find this question so mind-boggling because no matter the answer the stranger is...

I Dare You to Live with Less

When I woke up for no particular reason in the middle of the night just in time to see our front porch catching on fire through my bedroom window, I had no idea that...

That Time I Tried on Swimwear with my Toddler at Naptime

It's an unspoken rule. You don't try on swimwear with your kid(s) in tow without backup. You just don't. A spoken rule: you definitely don't try to do anything for yourself at nap time. It's a...

“Lose the Pooch” and Other Thoughts on Postpartum

Picture this: you just gave birth to your newborn. You clap yourself on the back for running the marathon that is labor. Maybe you deal with some hard feelings about the way your birth...