About Me

My name is Alisha (my husband and some people call me Lish–long E) and I am 28 years old, married to Jeff, mama to on-year old Evie, and living in Philadelphia. Murphy and Millie are our Boston terriers, and Georgie is the foster-turn-perma cat. They make up “The Zoo.” We will soon be adding a second little human baby to the zoo in August or September 2013 and we are pretty pumped.

This is me drinking a heady beer, with a cheesesteak while wearing a baby at a Phillies game. Pretty much sums me up:


I work as a fundraiser and Jeff is an attorney–but not a douchy one, he’s a cool education law one. We got married in August 2009 and are a pretty damn good match! (“our story” from the obligatory wedding website.) I love the little life we have made for ourselves in the City of Brotherly Love and hope it’s not too boring to read about.

The blog got its title because I guess we like to think of ourselves as professionals who also have a crunchy, Phish-loving, Subaru-driving, organic food-eating, chaco-wearing side. I became a birth doula a few years ago. I had always been fascinated with birth, pregnancy, L&D, and babies. I supported my first family on 10.10.10 and quickly became a crazy birth enthusiast. I had our daughter at home in our bed on January 8, 2012.

I tend to lean to the “hippier” side of things when it comes to my thoughts on pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, and parenting. I am one of those “breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivism, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and home schooling” types. If you had to label it, we are practicing attachment parenting while also trying to raise free-range kids. The main reason behind the way I chose to birth and the way I choose to parent, is that it’s what comes naturally to me. It feels right and to do it another way would go against strong instincts.

Anyways, I am not sure what I plan to write about here. Honestly it will probably just be pictures of members of the zoo and random letters to my kids and maybe some political rants and parenting-style complaints. I will try not to be judgy.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to send me your comments or follow me on twitter @hippieincognito.

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I saw your blog listed on PALS and wanted to see what some of the doulas are like that might possibly get matched up with my husband and I. I hope that I will meet someone just like you. Your attitude is so light and carefree, yet also aware of how serious it is to a woman to be in control of her body as much as possible. I am looking to have a VBAC and need as much support and knowledge as I can possibly get. If you are available in your training to do a volunteer birth, consider choosing us! Also- congratulations on your pregnancy. I’m about 27 weeks now so it looks like we’re pretty close.

  2. since i forgot the obvious – that you may be giving BIRTH the same time as me, or having just had a newborn.. if you know any friends that share a similar attitude or sense of humor as you do.. that would be interested- let them know about me! thanks for a fun blog!

    • Hi! I am the worst at looking at comments on here. So sorry to not get back to you sooner. Thanks for checking out my blog :) Have you been matched up with someone through PALS yet? Let me know if you haven’t and I can nudge some people I know! Getting a doula is a smart move, I think you will really love it. I will be thinking of you and sending you peaceful birthing vibes when I am trying to birth my baby. :)

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  4. Hi Alisha! I came across your blog from my g-chat list! I am so happy for you and so glad to see you and Jeff are doing so well. Keep up the amazing work!! Your daughter is adorable, and I love reading all your thoughts and insights. Take care :) Cathy Lee

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