Parenting the next generation is a forever job. It never ends. Thank goodness I have a Momma who knows that and leads by example!
As parents we’re asked to juggle: ALL THE THINGS. Are there any balls in the air that we can allow to drop? Or are they all glass?
I was on a trip with my husband to Boston to attend my god-daughter’s baptism. I was HUGELY pregnant with my first. Hours before the big event, I remember holding her sleeping body against mine when the urge struck: I needed to pee, and I needed to pee NOW! Her parents were not in the […]
Just because you’ve done it before, doesn’t mean that whatever you’re experiencing as a parent is no big deal. All of it is a big deal.
Birth happens and then you tell the story… Having broad expectations about how things will go can help you have a positive experience, no matter how your story unfolds.
Birth as improv may not be a laughing matter, but the “Rules of Improv” still apply.
Maybe you’ve read a few commentaries (or at least a few headlines!) about a major study called the ARRIVE Trial that came out in the New England Journal of Medicine. In that study, the authors concluded that there was a lowered risk of Cesarean Birth in first-time, low-risk Mommas who were induced at 39 weeks […]
Like many of my birth-y friends and colleagues, I was intrigued to see the new theatrical release, Tully. The story is about a newly postpartum Momma of three small children and “Tully” the night nanny who comes to help her get back on her feet after the birth of her third baby. Initially, some in […]
I can’t tell you how many women I know, Mommas for the first time, or several times over, that don’t really look forward to the holiday that’s happening a few days from now. Mother’s Day is not always happy. But it might not be because of the reasons you’d expect. Sometimes Mother’s Day is rough […]
My “Momma Tribe” was a diverse group of women from all over the city. We were ten first-time Mommas that gathered weekly for a couple of hours to support each other in the hard work of mothering. This group of live and local Mommas differed from each other in lots of ways, but our kids […]