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Life after Miscarriage

Because after losing a couple of babies, you learn — even as you take folic acid and prenatal pills and progesterone to protect the conception — you learn also to protect your heart. read more


How to Find Peace in the Loneliness of Motherhood

Motherhood is lonely. It’s not for the faint of heart. It requires courage and sacrifice and time, it means wiping snotty noses with your fingers because you have no Kleenex. read more


To the One Longing to Be Seen

Sometimes it is just hard, this mothering thing. It is hard to be responsible for the shaping of little people. It goes without being said, motherhood is worth it. But sometimes it is hard. Beyond the worry and long nights and work of raising children, it is hard to go unnoticed. To not be seen. read more


How my Husband and I Stay on the Same Team

Some of us become unrecognizable even to ourselves. These are the best of times and the not-so-best of times, and we can end up taking it all out on the human punching bag that sleeps next to us because, hey, sometimes they do. not. get. it. read more


Being Present with a Friend in Crisis

She had her hands to her face, and she kept repeating to the lifeguard, “That’s my baby. That’s my baby.” My best friend’s toddler son, my godson, lay blue and unresponsive by the side of the pool, while lifeguards worked tirelessly on him. read more