Category Archives: Things We Have Learned

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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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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Thank God it’s One O’clock

Thank God it’s one o’clock. Today was supposed to be wonderful. It was supposed to be just like I imagined. It was supposed to be Mommy’s special day with Charlie before my maternity leave ends in a few days. Charlie … Continue reading

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The Life of Jesus Starring Charlie (2014)

This time of year I like to stop and reflect on Jesus’s childhood (check out my thoughts in 2012 and 2013)… I look at my own son and imagine how Jesus grew and what he was like… what his parents … Continue reading

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The Parent Screw Up

I believe most parents do their best. Really. They want their kids to be happy and successful and to turn out ok. They love their kids. Most parents really do. And most parents screw it up royally. Like me. Our … Continue reading

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