April Moments

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


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 […]


Demystifying home birth: How-tos for having your baby at home

Author’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the topic of home birth. I don’t know if it’s true, but there are stories out there on the interwebs that, in preparation for her twins’ birth, Beyonce turned part of her house into a maternity ward, complete with neonatal equipment like incubators. This was […]


Why we chose to keep our son intact

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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