Providing Professional Doula Services to Families in Greenwich, Westchester and NYC

January 2014

Parenting our children... By far, the most responsibility EVER bestowed upon us. 

AND... there is no training, certifying, licensing etc. required for this all consuming position. 

We do the best we can, we do it based on what is morally and ethically important to us and we do our best to avoid judgment from others along the way. 

When I came across this blog post this morning, I wanted to share it because it speaks directly to the concept of deliberate parenting. if you know me, being deliberate in parenting (and everything else for that matter) is extremely important to me and I hope to add a bit of inspiration to the lives of my readers.

Rules Without Relationships Breeds Rebellion

is worth a read today. However, I encourage you not to "just" read it. I hope you will consider it, contemplate it, discuss it, tweak it to fit your style and most importantly, share it with your parenting partner!

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The bartender says to the activist, “what can I get you?”

The activist replies, “Water. I don’t drink anything but water. Soda, juice… all bad! They’re full of sugar. Alcohol is poisonous to the body, mind and spirit. It erodes the liver, its addictive, it deteriorates the skin, decreases your response time in emergency situations… And do I even have to mention driving while under the influence of alcohol?!? Drinking is BAD! No, I would never drink alcohol AND no one else should either!”

The Doula, looks at the Activist ands says, “Wow, I am so impressed by you. You have such strong convictions about this. Clearly you are a woman who knows what’s important to you. It is rare to see someone so true to themselves. You are a strong lady if I’ve ever seen one!”

The activist smiles, folds her arms and gives the bartender a “see, I told ya so” kind of smirk…

The Doula looks at the bartender and says, “I’ll have a rum and coke!”

Only being supportive of those you agree with is severely closed-minded.

There seems to be a bit of confusion in the Doula world surrounding our role of support. If you are reading this blog, I am sure you know the answer to questions like…

What is a Doula?

Should I hire a Doula?

Why do I need a Doula?

How much does a Doula cost?

How do I find a...Read more