April Moments

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


When my newborn had a fever and we went to the ER

Author’s note: The following story happened about six months ago. I held off writing about it until now for two reasons. 1) I had a lot of thoughts and emotions to process, and although writing can be part of my healing, I try never to make it the sole medicine. 2) The medical facility where this story unfolded […]

A seasonal shift: Adventures of a new stay-at-home mom

According to the calendar, spring has arrived. However, depending on where you live, the weather may not reflect the current season. Winter just doesn’t want to give up in some areas. Just as this seasonal shift is happening, so has a change occurred in our family. I never made a big announcement, but the exciting news is […]

The home birth mindset: How prenatal care is unique

Author’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on the topic of home birth. Read the first and the second. While my third pregnancy was my first time working with a home birth midwife, I am no stranger to midwifery care. I relied on midwives for prenatal care during my previous two pregnancies, too. However, […]


Why home birth?

Author’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the topic of home birth. Read the first. For the most part, I kept our plans for a home birth 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 […]


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