HAVING IT ALL KINDA SUCKS

Only women would sign up for this much crap. Okay first, allow me to check my privilege so you don’t have to: I am a white woman with a college education. I am married. I live in a beautiful little town in the mountains. I have a career I genuinely like. I am one lucky… Read more »

MY NOT SO PERFECT BIRTH STORY

I actually haven’t really spoken about my birth story much throughout the last two years. I think partly because it seems like such a distant haze, but also because I have such a visceral post-traumatic reaction to the whole thing. It was not my perfect birth plan. Not even close. If anything it was everything… Read more »

I HAD 8 CHILDREN

Yes. I have eight children. Not one, not two, not three, not even four. Eight of them. Yes, they are all mine. Yes, my husband and I are aware of what caused those eight children to come into this world. And yes, we do both have a full time job, a part time job, and… Read more »

BABY NUMBER TWO?

Silence. The house is so quiet, I can hear the pitter patter of the light rain tapping the roof of our new house. The tree house, as we call it. We moved in three days ago and yet we feel like we have inhabited this “house in the clouds” for a lifetime. I watch my… Read more »