Tears at the Kitchen Table: Thoughts on Motherhood, Hard Goodbyes and Needing My Mom

I didn’t cry at Elena’s birth. The pure joy and sweat dripping from my forehead replaced any potential tears, but last Monday morning I sat at my kitchen table with big tears rolling down my face. It’s been 6 weeks since Elena’s birth and my body has mostly healed, my milk has come in andRead more

When Mother’s Day Means Something Else

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{ phone credit: http://www.sistersinbloom.com/ }   To: The women for whom Mother’s Day means something else- There are many things I don’t yet know about motherhood. But I do know some of you have been trying for years to get pregnant and can’t. There are no answers, no explanations, just frustrating trips to the doctor followedRead more