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Reliving My Birth Trauma At A Birth Celebration
Barely able to choke out the reading through my tears, I was mortified at having allowed the baggage of my birth to enter this sacred space.
How a Teacher’s Ridicule Helped Form How I Parent
My teacher publicly ridiculed my classmate and I and invited our friends to join in on the fun.
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The Weight of Letting Go
They call it “the sandwich generation” as if something as innocuous as a sandwich could even begin to describe the stress of being pulled in every direction.
I carry stones in my pockets so that if an experience or a place strikes me as something she should have seen or felt I lay a pebble.
Finding Myself on the Kitchen Floor
Nearly eight years ago, I became a mom. And every notion I had of mothering a newborn went out the window.
A Constant Love
I remember my mother – busy in her mothering, constant in her love – and feel reassured that I’m getting it more right than wrong.
You Should Envy Me
When my daughter climbs in my lap and covers me in kisses, that’s when I realize that I am the one to be envied
Motherhood: A Story Untold
The last time I saw my Mom was about twenty five years ago...
Journeys to Here
With a squirming toddler clutched in one arm, she handed a stack of boarding tickets to the Army Major...
She placed her daughter into a stranger’s arms – the baby was wrapped in pink and carried in her tiny, premature heart, all her mother’s hope.