resolve to know more

Knowledge is power. Some of us have a thirst for knowledge. We strive to know more about everything we encounter ....more

“if you wouldn’t say it about a boob job . . .”

“if you wouldn’t say it about a boob job ” “A public service announcement from adoptive families everywhere.” ...more

no thanks needed

This news story has been floating around on my Facebook and Twitter feeds for the last day or so from other moms. I finally watched the video, and [insert confused face] ....more

rising above

I’m officially in the last year of my twenties. It seems surreal to me. I don’t feel as if I’m almost 30 ....more

dear boomer

Dear Boomer, While I’ve never given birth to a child, I am a mother, and I have a few thoughts regarding your comments made about New York Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy and his paternity leave that prevented him from playing on Opening Day. 1. C-sections are not games. Very rarely are they offered because a woman wishes to have her child on a certain day to avoid some type of “scheduling conflict.” They are almost always reserved for women who have health risks or who’ve had prior babies via C-section ....more

perfection

I spent much of my early years as a perfectionist. I could go into the reasons why that mentality was so engrained in me from a young age, but I’m not sure there’s enough space on my blog or patience from you to sort through what took years of therapy and medication to unearth. At any rate, this is how I grew up ....more

shudder attacks

Back when K was about 11 months old, she began having tremors. These tremors were brief. They lasted less than 5 seconds, so if you weren’t staring at her intently, they were easy to miss ....more

cherry blossoms

I love cherry blossoms. Before we moved here, I had no idea that cherry blossoms were a “thing” in Seattle. I mostly associated them with the NJ/PA/DC area ....more

everything to say

“We had everything to say to each other, but no ways to say it.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close How many times have we all thought this at some point in our lives? We had things we wanted to say, and for whatever reason, those things never came out. And not just because of death, which is what Foer is referring to — at least at the surface level ....more

and, i'm done

I logged into Facebook this morning to see a post about being in the middle of adopting a child, yet still wanting a child of "my own." I'm not going to go into details about where this post was made. I'm sure many of you saw it or have seen it, and I also don't want to rail on the organization that posted it because it is one that supported me throughout my journey with infertility. At the ...more