April Moments

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


Why homebirth?

My homebirth sanctuary.
Credit: Amendolara Photography

Author’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the topic of homebirth. Read the first. For the most part, I kept our plans for a homebirth a highly guarded secret. Only a small group of people knew. This included my parents – who had to know because they were the caregivers for the two […]


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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The birth of Vincent


Vincent’s birth story began the week of his estimated due date, which was Sept. 22. On Monday morning of that week, Sept. 18, my husband left for a business conference in Orlando, Florida. He was scheduled to return the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 21. I mostly kept the fact that he was gone a secret. […]

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