My Baby Asked For the Moon

There are, no doubt, moments of epiphany--those moments when everything totally clicks and you get this whole parent thing. This is not one of those moments. Instead, it is a little moment, a little epiphany. It seems to me like a tiny trickle in a wood that is joined by hundreds of other little trickles, until suddenly there is a river full of waterfalls and rapids and it is hard to know exactly when or how the one little trickle became an entire, glorious body of water. ...more

That is such a cute story!! Your daughter sounds so adorable! more

Consuming Britney

I’ve been thinking about my obsession with all things Britney—with her new album, with all the gossip—and I wonder why I, an educated, intelligent, feminist woman can’t get enough of the whole sordid pop-drama. Here’s what I’ve come up with. Britney is a microcosm of our hyper-individualist, sex-saturated, female-objectifying, consumer-driven society. She was the perfect American product, and now she is the perfect American tragedy. ...more

Pregnant with a Hungry Corpse

About a year ago, I began this piece. I forgot about it and never finished it. But I just came across it again. Lately I've been feeling the need to revisit the depression I felt so overwhelmingly when I was pregnant and for the first few months after the birth. Perhaps I'll post more of it if I can get myself to sit down and really finish this piece. It feels like it might be important to finish as I come upon my one-year anniversary of hitting bottom... ____________________ ...more

Pregnant With a Hungry Corpse

About a year ago, I began this piece. I forgot about it and never finished it. But I just came across it again. Lately I've been feeling the need to revisit the depression I felt so overwhelmingly when I was pregnant and for the first few months after the birth. Perhaps I'll post more of it if I can get myself to sit down and really finish this piece. It feels like it might be important to finish as I come upon my one-year anniversary of hitting bottom... ____________________ ...more