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Hands Off!

Posted on: October 26, 2013 | Musing

This is one pregnant woman who means business! 30 year old, Michelle Troutman from Frankfort, PA has put her foot down about keeping hands off! Why is it that personal space boundaries are disregarded when a pregnant woman walks in a room…….


When Depression Sets In….

Posted on: October 22, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Musing

I can do it, and you can too! Here’s why! If you put your mind to something, you can achieve it.  It’s that simple.  It may not be perfect, but if you believe it’s possible, it is.  Don’t let depression win. I’ve been really struggling with my depression for a …


Graham Crackers and Saltines

Posted on: September 30, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth, Musing

If you are a labor doula, nurse, obstetrician or hospital based midwife and you read the title of this blog, you know that graham crackers and saltines mean an all night birth! So how do we do it? How do we get into bed after a long full day, fall …


Another Chapter Ends

Posted on: September 13, 2013 | Musing

This was officially, my last weekend of summer. Forever! Not summer like the four seasons… what I mean is, my last summer vacation from school with my kids. For the last 16 years of my life, summer mornings meant the girls finding their way out of bed at whatever hour …


The Post Diet Binge

Posted on: August 26, 2013 | Musing

As many of you know, I have struggled with my weight for the majority of my adult life. I come from fat people. I know fat and I know the comfort that I associate with being around other fat people. The weird thing is, I’m not fat. I don’t even …


Use Wisely Your Power To Choose… But, HOW?

Posted on: August 13, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Making choices can be so overwhelming for us, that we can procrastinate endlessly or ignore it completely! How can we be empowered by our choices, when the mere thought of making one kicks our ass? For most of us, what we DON’T want is much more clear than what we DO …


5 Reasons Women Cry, That Men Will Never Understand…

Posted on: July 18, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

1) The old “I Don’t Know”– This one started way back. You were a teenager, you would randomly start crying and the more someone asked you why you were crying, the less you knew why! I guess this is one of those exclusive to women emotional overloads. So if that’s …


Making My Way

Posted on: July 13, 2013 | Musing

I’ve written in the past about the word should – it’s a dirty word, and when it runs through my mind it brings along its friends – self-doubt and shaky confidence. Five years ago I became a mother and I tuned out the world; I quieted the noise outside my …


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