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 »

YOUR KIDS SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME

Is the word scared a bit dramatic? Maybe. But it’s not wrong. I’ve always had an awkward relationship with children. I was never a natural babysitter and despite years of ballet training, I was never drawn to teaching 3-year-olds how to plie. I vividly remember my last babysitting gig. I was 12 years old and… Read more »

GOD I MISS YOU

God I miss you   I miss you every morning when you walk in to school with your swollen backpack.   I miss you every heavy nap you take without being in my own arms.   I miss you every time I can’t wipe your tears as you scrape your newly formed skin.   I… Read more »