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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 …


Hey Dad, Fuck you!!! THIS Is A REAL Dad!

Posted on: June 17, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

After seeing all of the Father’s Day posts on facebook yesterday, I feel compelled to add my two cents. There were the “I’m daddy’s little girl” posts, there were the “my father was always there for me” posts, there were the “I know you’re watching over me from above” posts, …


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, …


My Teenager Is Great, Yours Sucks…

Posted on: May 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

I say that with complete humor because I know you think the same thing! How on Earth do you explain to a teenager that what happens socially in high school, although it seems like the most significant and important thing on planet Earth, simply… doesn’t matter! My conclusion… You can’t! No …


I Expected More…

Posted on: May 13, 2013 | Musing

Mother’s Day is a tough one for me. My mom died a couple of years ago but that’s not why it’s so tough. She and I had a tumultuous relationship and it was difficult for me to be her daughter. You see, she would say things to me casually and nonchalantly …


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