Friends in Real Life: You Deserve Them

My husband and I just had a fantastic dinner party and hang-out with some good friends of ours. I made sous-vide pork tenderloin with rosemary and apples, which we ate just before launching into a tactical game of Ticket To Ride all the while sharing inside jokes and...

Surrogacy Doulas: How We Help

I recently started working with a client who is going to be a surrogate. Wow, what a learning curve! It’s fascinating to think that her body will be supporting a life that is completely unrelated to her genetically – someone else’s egg, someone...

RESPECT: Here’s What it Means to Me

Loading the dishwasher has never been an inspired task for me, but today it was. As a kid, I was taught to respect the after-dinner dishwasher teachings of Dad-guru. As I’m sure is common amongst many dads, he has a knack for getting all the dishes into the...

Doulas and Dads

Preamble: this post was originally titled “Doulas and Partners”, because I didn’t want to leave anyone out. But I had to change it to “Doulas and Dads” because it occurred to me that there are specific issues that arise between the...