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“Just One”

  I disliked being pregnant. I originally wrote “hated” but there were some pluses to consider, so “disliked” seems more appropriate. I mean, I…

The Other F Word

I don’t know how it is where you are, but around here “breast is best” is tattooed on our bosoms. And it’s true that…

My One-Off Baby

Getting pregnant was a surprise for me. Not to say that the method was a surprise – but the time frame certainly was. I…

This is Parenting

She cries out in the night, the long mournful wail of the weary. Her tears stain my pajamas as I comfort her in the…

The Perfect Pre-Kid Mother

I was on the phone with my best friend the other day and she said something that really resonated with me: “I was the best mom ever before I actually had kids.”…

new baby motherhood

5 Little Words

My pregnancy was far from picture perfect. I’ve written before about the struggle to conceive and touched briefly on the laundry list of pregnancy-related…