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...

Vaginal Gandalf? No, Doulas Are So Much More

A while ago, there was a mention of doulas on a TV show called Brooklyn Nine-Nine that described one of us as a “vaginal Gandalf”. I think vaginas and references to magical kingdoms are great and at first found the comparison flattering, but upon thinking...

Need A Sherpa? Get A Doula

Many, many people that I know (even friends who I’ve known since loooooong before becoming a doula) still think doulas catch babies. This is not true. I’ve said it before and I would be flabbergasted if I never said it again: we don’t provide medical...

What To Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Every single year, without exception, whether or not we have company for Thanksgiving, I end up with tons of leftover cranberry sauce. I just can’t throw it out or say no when it’s given to me. I. LOVE. CRANBERRY SAUCE. But I can only take so much of it in...

Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy: There’s Help!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a midwife and I don’t have medical training. One thing I do have, though, is experience with women who suffer with really uncomfortable pelvic pain in pregnancy. There are many reasons why a woman might experience pelvic pain,...