It’s Not Always Perfect, And That’s OK

It’s supposed to be this beautiful, miraculous thing. Nobody wants to hear anything different.  You can joke about how physically painful it was. But don’t discuss how emotionally painful it was. Avery’s birth was not what I expected. It wasn’t...

When Push Comes to Cut

I’ve started really working out my Birth Plan.  What I want, what I don’t want, what I’m terrified of, when it comes to the actual labor process.  For the most part I’m pretty “go with the flow” I have ideas...

It’s Shower Season!

This weekend I was thrilled to attend one of my best friends baby showers! (Thanks to Dave driving me the three hours each way to Albany) Since we’re also expecting (in case I hadn’t mentioned that before) Money is “tight” ...

How Did We Survive Childhood?

Lead paint, riding in the back of pick up trucks, peanut butter, no bicycle helmets, sitting in the front seat or unrestrained in the back, limited vaccinations, chicken pox parties, the list goes on and on…. I don’t know how...