April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Elliot

Why we chose to keep our son intact

Our intact boy.

This piece has been swirling around in my head for months. Before I cover what the title references, I have to go back a little more than 10 years. When I was pregnant with our first son Elliot, I gave little thought to circumcision. I honestly don’t remember discussing it with my midwife, although she […]

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Boys who cry and other thoughts on sensitivity

feelings are valid.fw

When I was in elementary and middle school, one of my fellow classmates was a boy I will call Sebastian. He was teased relentlessly because he cried. Often. At the time, it seemed as if he cried because of anything and everything – he got a B on a test, he didn’t win a computer game, a […]

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Wave pools and alone time

wave pool

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to a nearby amusement park that has one of man’s weirdest inventions – the wave pool. To give a little history, I encountered my first wave pool at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe while visiting family who lived near Greensboro, N.C., when I was a young girl. According […]

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I’m a believer

I am about to suggest something radical. Something crazy. Are you ready for this? Here it is: Our children want us moms to be happy. I know, I know. It sounds like someone has taken me captive, tied down my hands and threatened to use the Neti Pot on me, so I have agreed to […]

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