The Cry of Life

Like every mother, I hate hearing my children cry. But my heart especially aches when I hear 7 month-old Paige’s high-pitched, panicked, painful sort of cry—a primal noise that conjures …

Birthing My Best Self

I tried very hard to be a mother in the traditional sense, and yet it was not my dream to have. And still, I parent every single day. I make …

A Speedy Delivery

When my first son was born, it took me a long time to process his birth. The whole thing took about three hours, and I was still sharing my story …