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February 2013 - Page 2 of 2 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


Valentines Day~Let’s talk About Hate!

Posted on: February 14, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

It’s Valentines Day! Let’s talk about hate. Love is the obvious, I mean we see signs of it all around us on Feb. 14th. It’s all over the tv, internet,, malls, even cars in high school parking lots are sprinkled with flowers and balloons. Jerry Patterson and I choose to abstain …


Food Does Not Equal Celebration

Posted on: February 13, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

In the picture above, I am a size 18 !n real life, I am a size 8. When I walk into a clothes store, I bring a size 12 into the dressing room…. IN MY MIND, I’m a size 12 and I always have been. I come from a long …


Is Loving Your 2nd, Cheating On Your 1st?

Posted on: February 11, 2013 | Parenting Philosophy

I wanted a baby more than anything on Earth and was fortunate enough to have one. The second I laid eyes on her I knew we were one. The sun rose and set on this baby and I was madly in love with her (I still am). I looked at …


Say the Word Vagina!

Posted on: February 10, 2013 | Musing, Parenting Philosophy

This blog post inspired by Ty Patterson Do you say the word vagina? Do you cringe when you say it? Do you teach your kids to say it? Do you call it something else? A cutesy name to avoid saying the real word? Why so much stigma around this magnificent …


Greenwich Village meets Greenwich, CT

Posted on: February 9, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

“As long as you don’t fuck my husband or mess with my relationship with my kids in any way, we’ll be fine! Anything else, we can work out.” Those are the words I said to Debbie Aglietti the moment before we signed our 22 page partnership agreement and legally solidified …


Doulas of The Northeast

Posted on: February 9, 2013 | Doula Training

If there’s a flood, I’LL SWIM, but I WILL be with you when you need me! For many people in the northeast, a giant snowstorm is a great reason to keep their pajamas on, their bras off and their ovens full, while they settle in and wait out the storm …


Parenting Philosophies

Posted on: February 6, 2013 | Parenting Philosophy

Creating a Family  All I ever wanted to be was a mom. Really! And not just a mom in the sense of mothering a child, I mean a mother, responsible and accountable, the matriarch of a family. I had been developing a plan for this since I was a child. …


Postpartum Depression~ My Story

Posted on: February 4, 2013 | Depression

Desperate to Interact! Erica was about 2 weeks old and I was struggling withTHE BABY BLUES I didn’t know I was, but like more than half of women having babies each day, I was. I had insomnia, they said, “don’t worry about the dishes and the laundry, sleep when she sleeps!” …


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