We Can’t Be Everything

We get married young, but it won’t last. We don’t get married, but why are we still single? We have one, two, three baby boys, but we should be trying for a girl. We don’t have babies, but our lives, aren’t they empty? We breastfeed, but not long enough. We bottle...

I’m Vintage, Baby

In the land of new mothers, I am a dinosaur. Actually, I like to think of myself as vintage. Like the Louis Vuitton fanny pack your grandma might have owned, now only available through a Sotheby’s auction. That bag and I have been through wars (WWII and 17 hours of...

Wonder Women

You know those awful but wonderful viral videos you see on Facebook, where a baby hears for the first time after cochlear implants, or a soldier is reunited with his family? Today I felt like I was starring in one. I was sitting in the waiting room of the doctor’s...

Stronger

My eyes are swollen from crying, my head is throbbing, and my cheesy sweatshirt with Hello Gorgeous printed on it is unintentionally ironic. Crumpled tissues are strewn about the house, as though I have a toddler who thought emptying a box might be a fun way to spend...