Invisible Work

Invisible Work

Laura Williams – Getty Images I’m a child of the 80s (I’ve now revealed my approximate age and managed to conjure up some nostalgia for what is arguably, the greatest decade ever!) However, my point is harkening back to a time when many folks, like me, had a...
Mothers Make It All Happen

Mothers Make It All Happen

“Mothers… We make it all happen, don’t we?” This is what the young, pregnant Momma pumping my gas said to me this morning. (Don’t judge! It’s a law in Oregon. It’s actually illegal to pump your own gas. For real.) I shook my head and answered, “Yep, we sure do.”...
“Ikigai” — My Reason For Being

“Ikigai” — My Reason For Being

Have you ever heard the term “Ikigai”? While you might be tempted to think it’s pronounced, “ICKy guy” its actually pronounced, “I-kuh-guy” and it’s a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” I hadn’t heard this term before today. A friend posted on FB an...
Building a Website

Building a Website

Who knew that building a website would feel so similar to being pregnant and giving birth? (Only every other person who’s ever built a website before — Duh!) It’s no coincidence that I began building this website nine months ago. It would be a cliché, if...
BREAKING NEWS!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!!

“Partner’s Touch Reduces Pain For Laboring Person!” In a recent study published in Nature, it was discovered that a partner’s touch resulted in something the researchers termed, “physiological coupling.” The same study also found that empathetic touch from the partner...

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