When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they'll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have your baby. Spoiler alert: they won't.
Imagine that you are a single mother with two kids who has lost her job and been evicted from her apartment. You have been staying with friends, but you have been asked to leave. You are homeless. Where do...
There have been so many instances lately where I have been quick to put myself down, or tell myself I didn’t do something quite good enough or that maybe my family deserves more from me. Maybe I don’t keep...
I love going into my kid's room after they are fast asleep. It's that cliche movie scene where the parent cracks open the door once their kids are sleeping and they check in on them. This is my favorite time...
He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and toes wiggled madly. Waiting for Contact I...
The holidays are definitely a time for family. However, sometimes navigating the when and where of seeing all that family can get a bit tricky.  When my husband and I were first married, we both wanted to be with...
I waited a long time to get pregnant. Too long apparently, because once I began the process of fertility treatments at the age of 36, my chart proclaimed, “advanced maternal age.” Wait, what? Thirty-six just didn’t seem that old to me....
It happens more often than you imagine.  People don’t think.  They see my kids and their eyebrows knit together as they try to make sense of what they see.  As they realize that not only is the young child...
I love a good plan. I love carrying out plans. I love everything coming together flawlessly. I am a perfectionist. It used to cause me a lot of anxiety when things did not go according to plan and were...
Once upon a time, expectant mothers were told that if they delivered a baby by Cesarean section, all their remaining children would have to be delivered the same way. The myth persists, so some would-be moms worry about that. Here’s...

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