April Moments

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

Pregnancy

The one-of-each mentality

I didn’t originally plan on following up on last week’s blog. After a few interesting Facebook comments from other moms, however, I decided to elaborate on one point I made. Perhaps I am overly sensitive or over-reactive, but I am always surprised at the opinions, and sometimes rudeness, pregnancy can bring out in observers. In […]

Keeping the name a surprise

When a stranger tries to make conversation with me, I know exactly how it will go. “Oh, when are you due?” “April 13.” “Do you know what you’re having?” “Yes, it’s a girl.” “How wonderful!” (If Elliot is with me, Stranger will usually add – rudely, in my opinion – “You’ll have one of each,” […]

Having a doula is cool(a)

Well, at least I hope it will be. And, I suspect it will – I mean, at least as cool as being in a lot of pain for several hours can be. With my first labor and birth experience, I did not have a doula. I planned a natural hospital birth with a midwife. I […]

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Random, recent thoughts

I’ve read some really great blogs lately. I’m talking, incredibly thought-provoking, insightful, even life-changing stuff. Reading these excellent posts often makes my mind reel, almost depressing me into thinking, “Gosh, I wish I could write like that.” Other times reading bloggers’ work motivates me, teaching me how to be a better writer. Well, today is […]

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