Just before Christmas, my husband’s car made its final drive home from work. We had known for a while that a new car was in our future, but we had hoped that it could wait until after the New Year (or more accurately, until after our tax return). As usual, the universe had different plans for us. Which is how I ended up braving the sleet and snow to go to the car dealership early one Saturday morning with my husband and toddler in tow....more
If I had known that it was going to be the last time, I would have taken our picture. One of you falling asleep the way that you had every day your entire life. Your eyes were usually half closed with a happy smile playing around your lips, all of your focus on nursing....more
Published in Feminine Collective. I used to read my horoscope occasionally just for fun, but I didn’t put much stock in it. In fact, I was skeptical of anything I considered to border on divination or the occult. Sure, as a teen, there were slumber parties with séances and Ouija boards, but I never took any of it seriously. So I couldn’t believe I was consulting a tarot reader when I was pregnant with my second child....more
My husband and I had almost been married two years when I finally stopped letting the fact that we didn’t have kids yet get to me. After hundreds of questions, people telling us that they were pregnant before they told anyone else (I started to think this was some sick joke), and many tears I finally overcame the feelings and self-doubt I had been dealing with for longer than I can remember.
Here are nine things I realized when I stopped letting my empty uterus define my self-worth:
When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula and so on!While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?...more