First Birthday

One year ago today I saw you Earthside for the first time. I remember thinking that you were so much lovelier than the other wrinkly, shriveled newborns I’d seen before. You were perfect, and I was lucky enough to be…

Grieving Our Normal

It’s early April and I am in mourning. In the face of a global pandemic I feel foolish, when so many have lost so much more, but still I am in mourning. I am grieving the loss of birthdays and…

Incoherent Ramblings of a “Yes” Girl

I am a “yes” girl. You want to have a playdate? Need someone to watch your kids? Looking for someone to run an errand for you? Pick up extra work? Clean your house? Support your business? Throw your girlfriend a…

Growing Pains

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable. There’s weight where there wasn’t before, there’s pressure, things are growing and stretching and pulling. Your joints, your ligaments, your muscles and  skin and organs, all have to shift to make room. It’s painful, it’s beautiful,…