Category Archives: Our Life

9 Years Ago

Nine years ago today you left. A lot has happened since then. Nine years is actually a long time; if you live to be 90, it is 10% of your total life. You only got to be 40, so it’s … Continue reading

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I am NOT pregnant / Three choices when your imperfections are called out

“Will this be number three?” “Congratulations!” “How far along are you?” Three joyful comments I have received in the last three weeks from sweet, ignorant passersby. This is what a postpartum body can look like, folks! There are lots of … Continue reading

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The Life of Jesus Starring Charlie (2015)

Jesus never sinned. Not even as a three year old. This is difficult for me to imagine. Have you ever seen a film where a character’s mind and body are being controlled by some other force? A magic spell, a … Continue reading

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My Good Fortune / Jase’s birth story

I’m choosing to post Jase’s birth story this week for two reasons: My 9 month old has now lived outside my body roughly as long as he was inside it. And a certain element of his birth could have made … Continue reading

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SALTY / The Mothers’ Room, part 2

After posting my article, The Mother’s Room, on postpartum depression last week, a couple of things happened. ONE. Women reached out to me. They heard me. The related because… well, a lot of people do. In the United States it … Continue reading

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The Mothers’ Room / What you didn’t know about me

I have worked at the same company for 8 years. Shortly after I was hired, our office was completely redesigned and renovated, so in a sense, I have been in this space “since the beginning.” Tomorrow we are moving to … Continue reading

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Mom

  Mom April 20th marked the 7th anniversary of my mother’s passing at the age of 40. Nine days before her 41st birthday and a month before I turned 21. Today would be her birthday again, and she would be … Continue reading

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