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 »

HAVE I LOST MY IDENTITY?

My life changed the day my magnificent daughter came into the world. My heart expanded, my instincts deepened, I felt more in the second she was born than I had ever felt in my entire 30 years. My life had been altered forever. No going back. Yet, I made a subconscious vow throughout my entire… Read more »

POVERTY EXPLOITATION

A New Blueprint: Fundraising, Poverty Porn and Transforming Global Development Practice If you’ve recently watched television past 10:30pm on a Saturday night, then you’ve probably had to endure a two-minute infomercial of “Who’s the Boss” star Alyssa Milano, pleading for donations on behalf of the US Fund for UNICEF. The infomercial, littered with images of… Read more »

IT’S TIME TO EMBRACE YOUR SEX

I grew up a fat girl. I was close to 200 pounds and was mercilessly teased throughout my early adolescence and yet, I remember being a happy child in spite of it due to the fact that my parents showered me with affection and self-worth. I spent most of my early years in the theatre… Read more »

TRAVEL HACKS WITH KIDS

It’s that time of year again, when everyone’s travel schedules are full. If you’re not traveling for Spring Break, chances are you’re traveling for the summer since most people have some time off work! I’m starting to get mentally prepared for all of the traveling we have to do with our toddler. It’s a different and new… Read more »

THIS IS MOTHERING

“Enjoy every minute,” I heard over and over again when my son was a newborn. “It goes by so fast,” older women in the grocery store checkout lines confided. But it didn’t feel like it was going by quickly at all. It felt like I’d been ripped out of my old life and plunked down… Read more »