A few months ago, a friend sent me this practical account of how a woman got rid of a placenta she never wanted in the first place. It casually flew in the face of the false dichotomy between crunchy, placenta-eating home birthers and epidural princesses. On a whim, I sent an admiring email to the… Read More Guest post: On Passing as a Single Mom
One of the hardest things about the dance I’ve been doing with my depression over the last month is that I feel like I came out the loser in some sort of competition I didn’t even know I entered. I was so hoping that this time I’d be able to set things up in just… Read More It’s not about winning or losing
One of the hardest things about the dance I’ve been doing with my depression over the last month is that I feel like I came out the loser in some sort of competition I didn’t even know I entered. I was so hoping that this time I’d be able to set things up in just… Read More It's not about winning or losing
I’ve mentioned a few times that this pregnancy with baby #2 has been emotionally challenging. And sometime during the blur of activity since moving into our new house, the grip of fear and dread I had about this second baby all but vanished in a single day, and I’m left with a healthy sense that… Read More My triumph over post-partum trauma and a giveaway
Dear Mom of the kid who my kid just hit, kicked, pushed, scratched or grabbed, I’m sorry. It is horrifying to watch my child hurt another. It’s like putting on by best outfit, going out and trying to be the good person I know I am and suddenly having a surprise third arm lurch out… Read More From the mom of a kid who hits
You may have already connected the dots: the exhaustion, the infrequent posts, the hamburger eating and overwhelm. I’m pregnant. This was a deliberate impregnation of the lightning fast variety. I got the news after 10 days of systematic pregnancy tests. Every day I got a negative, I would mentally scream “Liar!” at the benign looking… Read More Two big announcements
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