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Being Open to Magic

Being Open to Magic

09.24.2014
Magic is everywhere. Like in my painting it's right outside your window looking in, frequently unnoticed. It's not that we don't believe...
I Didn't Count Her Toes

I Didn't Count Her Toes

09.24.2014
I lost more than blood at half past six on that summer's evening. I lost what I assumed was my right to claim those first hours of my daughter's...
10 Ways You Can Actually Help When A Friend Has A New Baby

10 Ways You Can Actually Help When A Friend Has A New Baby

09.23.2014
Speak loudly in her husband's earshot about how little sex you have had since the birth of the kids. This may get him off your friend's...
Which Way to Better Health: A Roadmap to Save Mothers and Newborns

Which Way to Better Health: A Roadmap to Save Mothers and Newborns

09.23.2014
This week, as world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly where they will discuss a new set of development...
5 Reasons She Might Not Want More Kids

5 Reasons She Might Not Want More Kids

09.23.2014
I cannot speak from a man's perspective, but I can absolutely appreciate why a woman is reluctant to journey down the pregnancy path while...

Food Shopping

09.23.2014
There is no single deed that I despise more than food shopping.  I hate everything about it.  A visit to the supermarket should be...
I Refuse To Walk Alone

I Refuse To Walk Alone

09.22.2014
I refuse to shed tears in solitude. I will find a shoulder. I refuse to settle with smiles and looks. I will strike up a conversation,...
Priorities... and a Newborn

Priorities... and a Newborn

09.19.2014
After reveling in the glory of solitude and hot water for about 30 seconds, I heard my 2-year-old say, "Poop, floor!"
An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

09.19.2014
Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie....
I Cried And Nursed My Daughter

I Cried And Nursed My Daughter

09.18.2014
Even in the midst of searing loss, nursing my daughter helped me to find my voice and my confidence in myself. She fully believed, despite...
Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

09.18.2014
Putting away the jellies of course feels like waving goodbye to summer, to warm weather, light clothes and celebrations of her first birthday...

To Our Future Baby:

09.17.2014
By the time you read this, we might all be in very different places in our life. I might be chubbier, your Dad might have more gray hair...
On Motherhood and Sleepless Nights

On Motherhood and Sleepless Nights

09.17.2014
The experience of sleep deprivation can overwhelm you like a tidal wave. It's like nothing else matters. Nothing else exists. You can hardly...
Advice for Pregnant Princess Kate: Baby Number Two

Advice for Pregnant Princess Kate: Baby Number Two

09.17.2014
While Princess Kate is recuperating, we thought we'd give the mom-to-be a little advice on what it's like when a family of three adds a...