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March 2013 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts

The Long Drive Home

Posted on: March 29, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Hospital Birth, Postpartum

It’s been 40+ weeks It’s been 40+ weeks and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. You are taking your baby home! You put that carefully chosen, adorable first outfit from the baby shower on your baby, you neurotically buckle him or her into the car seat, you …

That’s The Worst Name Ever!

Posted on: March 26, 2013 | Musing, Parenting Philosophy

Sticks and stones will break my bones and NAMES WILL ALWAYS HURT ME! What does it rhyme with? What does it sound like? Does it open the door for other kids to be assholes to yours? We ask ourselves these questions when considering names for our babies in hopes of …

What’s Under Your Rug?

Posted on: March 25, 2013 | Musing

The proverbial rug… We all intentionally as well as unintentionally sweep life’s challenges from time to time under the proverbial rug… The small ones probably don’t matter much, but the big ones, the ones that have been swept there because of the pain, anguish, sorrow, anger, rage, etc. that they cause …

Colic… HELP!

Posted on: March 19, 2013 | Postpartum

When a baby has colic…  Colic can be extremely difficult to endure. There is very little that can be done to stop the discomfort and crying associated with colic. For moms that have to work through this early parenting challenge, our advice to you is to surround yourself with plenty …

How I “RUN” My Life

Posted on: March 19, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Running is a part of my life; it’s a part of me. Running is my balance.  It’s how I start my day. It gives me a great launching pad to tackle whatever lies ahead in the hours to come. It started in 2003. That’s when I really started to run. …

Taking A Leap Of Faith – Fighting Depression

Posted on: March 15, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

I apologize for the delay in writing this. As I am sure you can imagine, it took me some time to process the incredible outpouring of love and support that I received regarding my depression after Randy’s blog post I would like to try to describe to you my feelings in …

Measuring Your Parenting Success

Posted on: March 14, 2013 | Doula Life, Parenting Philosophy

How do you measure success? Does your 3 month old give you a standing ovation at the end of the day?Does your toddler compliment you on the meal you served him for dinner?Does your 5 year old thank you for choosing the perfect outfit for her?Does your 10 year old …

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