He, He, He, He, WHO, WHO (Ode to Lamaze)

Early that Wednesday morning, I was standing in a doorway, one hand fiercely gripping its metal frame, the other arm cradling my 9-months-pregnant belly. I focused through a very painful contraction, breathing deeply and rhythmically. He, he, he, he, WHO, WHO. As the waves of pain receded, I looked up…only to be greeted by an entire… Continue reading He, He, He, He, WHO, WHO (Ode to Lamaze)

Listen To Your Mother–13 Sisters and the Gift of Being Heard

I grew up with two brothers, so I have no experience with sisters. I don’t know what it’s like to share secrets, fight over closet space, do each other’s nails, play on the same team, gang up on a sibling. My roommate in college didn’t have a sister either, and, like me, had never shared… Continue reading Listen To Your Mother–13 Sisters and the Gift of Being Heard

Thank You, Son, for Making Me a Soccer Mom

Since February, my husband and I have been doing the “this is the last soccer game ever” tour. Our 22-year-old is wrapping up his final season as manager/coach/keeper for his university’s club team before graduating, and so this spring, we’ve traveled to watch him play. Before we started on this shared journey, I had only “played”… Continue reading Thank You, Son, for Making Me a Soccer Mom