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June 2013 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


What About What REALLY Matters?

Posted on: June 26, 2013 | Doula Life

I’m older than I’ve ever been in my whole life. It seems to me that at different stages of our lives, we hear different messages hidden in the words that are spoken to us. We have heard similar sentences a million times before but now we HEAR something different. I …


BECAUSE I SAID SO!!

Posted on: June 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing, Parenting Philosophy

The word authority is derived from the Latin word auctorita, meaning invention, advice, opinion, influence, or command. At our house, the grown ups are the authority. It’s always been how I imagined being a parent would be. You know… the “because I said so” philosophy”. Now that may sound harsh to …


Knowledge is Power

Posted on: June 25, 2013 | Musing, Natural Childbirth, Parenting Philosophy

Even When it Makes You Feel Like a Failure! I’m a doula.  I know a lot about breastfeeding.  I know how to help a baby latch shortly after birth, I can answer any question you have, I could fill pages and pages writing advice for different scenarios and concerns. What …


When Did the Rules Change?

Posted on: June 25, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing, Parenting Philosophy

R E S P E C T I don’t want to sound like my mother, but things were different when I was a child. As much as I love the advancements my current life offers, there were certain “rules” or practices, which have me longing for the good old days. …


Completion

Posted on: June 24, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Today I feel complete.  Well let’s back up, it wasn’t like I’ve been walking around all this time not feeling complete.  I just wasn’t, but didn’t know it yet. I never wanted a dog of my own before, well that is before HANK.  Hank is the Rock N Roll Doula’s …


They’ll Never Remember, And I’ll Never Forget

Posted on: June 19, 2013 | Client Corner

“Time may change me. But I can’t trace time.”- Changes- S. Pitts & D. Bowie At dinner today, (Mexican take-out- I don’t cook on Thursdays) Drew asked for “rice” and said “ah- done” when he was finished.  He said “nigh nigh” at bedtime and asked for a clean “butt” and …


Life Is So Complicated?

Posted on: June 12, 2013 | Musing

My post yesterday  It’s A Girl! Oh Shit…  got a lot of attention. I recieved messages, phone calls and texts from many women who appreciated what I shared for a multitude of individual reasons. One instant message chat with a dear friend stood out and I would like to share it …


It’s A Girl! Oh Shit….

Posted on: June 11, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of… When I am supporting a client and she gives birth to a little girl, my heart melts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m equally excited to meet a brand new little boy, but I have daughters. I know …


A REAL Welcome Home

Posted on: June 7, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

I followed the school bus today on my way home and it made many stops. At each stop there was a woman waiting to greet a child as he or she exited the bus. At each stop, the woman held a phone to her ear and without even a hello, …


Why We Doula

Posted on: June 6, 2013 | Client Corner, Doula Life

Being a doula takes it’s toll. We work long hours, without notice and must give 110% of ourselves regardless of what is happening personally, when we are needed. It is sometimes frustrating, usually exhausting and ALWAYS rewarding! This letter from a recent client will help you understand… Why We Doula.  …