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Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80+ hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week. Back in 2008, to say I lived by this quote is an understatement. November was right around the corner and the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal was daunting.

I PRIDE myself on being able to provide yummy and delicious meals for my family. 

So, as you can imagine, as I typed the title of this blog post, feelings of deep embarrassment flooded my soul. I have created many famous Patterson family traditions around food. One included the first day of school every year. Every single year...Read more

Doula, a Greek word used to describe a non-medical support person for laboring women.

Registered Nurse RN, a medical professional who has graduated from a nursing program and has passed a national licensing exam to obtain a nursing license. 

Obviously... total opposites! One IS medical, one IS NOT medical.

As if introducing the term “Doula” to someone unfamiliar with it, isn’t confusing enough, some women are adding a new layer of confusion by combining their RN credentials with their certification as a Doula. They...Read more

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 our peers. You were deliberate about undermining us and embarrassing us any time you had the opportunity.

We worked hard to avoid you because we hoped to escape the shame and embarrassment you worked to cause us. You needed an audience to laugh with you and join in on mocking...Read more

Hudson Valley Hospital 


The Big Latch-ON

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You gave birth!

You did it!

You really did it!

She’s beautiful. She’s finally here. You are absolutely blown away by the experience and this perfect little baby that has been placed on your chest. Your partner cries, you cry, you have never been more filled with love and excitement in your entire life when suddenly your doctor says… “ok, I need you to give me a little push”.

You follow his or her direction and you bear down.

You feel that second life force move through your body.

It takes on the shape of your anatomy and with one long and laborious...Read more

Spend Saturday morning 8:30am- NOON, April 5th with Northeast Doulas and friends!

Come and celebrate our 2nd annual “NO CHILD WET BEHIND” Diaper Drive and fundraiser! The very needy beneficiary of our diaper collection will be The Westchester Coalition For The Hungry And Homeless so be sure and bring the biggest bag of diapers possible!

Did you know…

Diaper Need by the Numbers...Read more