My Water Baby

The birth of my second baby was so moving it was like a rebirth of my soul and a newfound belief in myself and what I was capable of. Although my first birth was beautiful, I didn't feel prepared despite taking a birthing class. During labor I went to a very dark place deep inside myself, feeling so scared and isolated in my pain not even my husband or mother could penetrate it....more
Here is a link to the story of my daughter's birth (my first born.) This story is also entered ...more

Top Ten Things That Make Me Say, “Yep, I'm A Mom.”

On my journey to motherhood, my children have taught me that being a mom is about giving up the control, as in the "control freak," it's about making a ridiculous fool out of myself all in the name of diffusing a toddler tantrum with laughter, and more importantly it's taught me to go with the flow or the tiny people will take you down - and while you're down they will climb on you, sit on your head and poop their diaper. I wish this was just me taking creative license... ...more

My Journey To Motherhood: The Night It Hit Me - I'm A Mom

There are many lasting memories from the birth of our daughter. Memories that at almost four years later are so vivid I can still recall how her skin felt like suede, her cheeks like powder. The words of encouragement erupting into loud cheers from my birth team still echo in my mind as she finally came out on that last push. But there's one moment that really stands out as my, “I'm a mom” moment. ...more
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My Journey To Motherhood

My Journey to Motherhood has many different versions depending on who's listening - a complicated patchwork of struggles and pain, laughter, fear, guilt and happiness. This is my unfinished quilt, the pieces of my journey. ...more
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