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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


The Secret to Being a Happy Family

I leave my coffee and follow my oldest son to the path he’s found, and he points out the daisies, the bluebells, the buttercups. And this is what I’m learning, as I parent three young ones. That our children are the knowing ones. The ones we need to follow. read more


Remembering the Girl Who Lives inside You

I spend most of my days with my boys, ages three and five. We spend them close, laughing at each other’s knock-knock jokes and talking about simple things. But some days this house isn’t big enough, and I find myself crying into my toast needing a friend. A grown-up to ask me how I’m doing. read more


How Motherhood Is Like The Velveteen Rabbit

A child’s voice is louder than the world’s, the one telling me I need to lose weight, the one saying I should put on makeup or dye my hair or wear brand-name clothes. The one glancing enviously at other women, the one that nearly killed me when I was an anorexic teenager. read more