Subscription boxes for pregnant ladies

Subscription boxes for pregnant ladies

I’m not sure how this happened (aside from, you know, having a baby), but I have swung happily into full-on mom mode. It feels incredibly wonderful to be responsible for a tiny human who wants nothing more than to snuggle closely with you as often as possible, and to eat non-stop. But that’s another story. … Read More

What pregnancy taught me

What pregnancy taught me

I watched entirely too much Dexter to feel fully comfortable with what was happening with my body. But then again, 36 hours of med-free labor will make you agree to just about anything. By this point, pregnancy had stretched my body to its limits and I was down to the final hours; I just wanted … Read More

Life and tragedy

Life and tragedy

When I was home for Christmas, I found a photo of my mom from 1972. While she looks terrible in the photo, it’s one of my favorites. My parents were dating and Dad was driving regularly to Pekin, IL from his hometown of Maroa, which was about an hour away. He was visiting that Easter, … Read More

Daddy

I tried to calm the sobbing in the backseat of my car with the gentle assurance, “Don’t worry, sweetie, he’s coming back.” “But I want to see him now,” she said. I told her I understood. For a not-quite three-year-old, it can, at times, be traumatic when you’re not sure how long your daddy will … Read More