stories

“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…

Mom-In-Training

“My name is Melissa and I just had a baby.” The first step in any recovery is admission, right? They say that becoming a…

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…

Why I Freed My Nipple

  I loved breastfeeding my children. I know that a lot of women love it but what I don’t understand is the arguments for…