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I Watched You Become a Father

Posted on: June 16, 2019 | Hospital Birth, Musing, Parenting Philosophy

I am a doula. I stand in the space of birth while reducing fear and instilling strength and I watch as you become a father. I have been on the other end of the phone when you nervously called me to say, “She is ready for you to come now…” …

Why do Babies Smell Amazing?

Posted on: May 16, 2019 | Babies, Musing

Babies smell amazing

Babies smell amazing, there’s no doubt about that!  I mean c’mon! You’re holding a new baby, it doesn’t matter if it’s yours or someone else’s. It’s swaddled up like a burrito when you bring it up to your face. You take a big breath in and you just melt into …

Staying Sane on a Snow Day

Posted on: March 17, 2017 | Musing

The groundhog really wasn’t playing when he called for more winter.  We were hoping he was. After the blizzard of 2017 unleashed it’s wrath on the Northeast, we’re still feeling some residual cabin fever as they continue to clean up the aftermath. While we’re at home cleaning up the war zone left …

No Child Wet Behind Fundraiser Night

Posted on: March 2, 2017 | Musing

It’s that time of year again! Spring is the season for No Child Wet Behind and we’re kicking off a successful 2017 with a night of fun for a great cause. The No Child Wet Behind team is excited to gather together at the Levity Live Comedy Club in Nyack, New …

When You Pass Your Due Date – Get This Bun Out of the Oven!

Posted on: November 16, 2016 | Musing

The term “due date” is short for ESTIMATED DUE DATE. Some mothers go into labor a day or even a week early, while others are left watching the clock, awaiting the moment when their baby decides to show up to the party. It’s been a long, long pregnancy and you’ve finally …

Hiring A Babysitter Makes You A Role Model

Posted on: March 26, 2015 | Musing, Parenting Philosophy

I learned everything I needed to know about different parenting styles as a young teenaged babysitter. Really! Prior to that, I only knew how my parents did it and if the truth be told…. I wasn’t so impressed with them. So… I watched. And I learned. I learned that some …

Dear Mean Girls,

Posted on: October 23, 2014 | Doula Life, Musing

Dear Mean Girls, You have taken away our power for the last time. Your judgmental, self-righteous comments will no longer impact us in a negative way. They will no longer make us question ourselves, our abilities or our value. As little girls, you tormented us in school in front of …

The Secret

Posted on: November 26, 2013 | Musing

The secret to happiness is to not expect too much. The secret to success is to expect it all… So what do you do with that information? I struggle with it… What if you want to be happy AND successful? What if being successful is one of the things that …

SEXTING – A Teenage Girl’s Perspective

Posted on: November 26, 2013 | Musing

Most teenaged girls can say (but won’t) that they have been in a situation where they were begged by a teenaged boy to sneak into the bathroom and snap him a quick picture. I know I have! This is how it goes…. You’re siting in your room, alone, and you’re …

Caught In The Zipper

Posted on: November 6, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

I un-zip myself. It’s usually what people say they like about me. I give it all. I open myself up. I expose myself! I share in a way many do not consider. I guess it’s like public nudity. To the person doing it, it’s normal. Others either think it’s cool …

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