How to Create a Momifesto

How to Create a Momifesto

I remember the weekend like it was yesterday.   It was cold, for July, and I was writing so frantically in my journal that I had forgotten to collect firewood and light the fire.  The sweat from my afternoon hike cooled my skin as it dried and I began to shiver....
MotherSHIFT

MotherSHIFT

  One of the wisest women I know, a woman who also happened to be my doula for both of my births, said to me before I conceived my first child:   “Transitioning to motherhood takes two to three years.”   At the time, given the trepidation I was feeling...
On breastfeeding, and being “that mama”

On breastfeeding, and being “that mama”

My heart leapt into my chest when the courier truck stopped at the bottom of my driveway.   I knew the package was on its way; I had been waiting for it all week. I’m not sure why I allowed its safe arrival such importance and gravity, but there I was,...
It’s not all that bad…

It’s not all that bad…

I remember, distinctly, my husband and I sitting in the living room of our friends, who had recently become parents for the first time.  We were having a glass of wine while their kid slept. (though I thought nothing of it then, now of course I see this as a small...
Cheese and Other Sacrifices

Cheese and Other Sacrifices

  No one ever told me I was going to have to give up cheese for this gig.   That both my babies would react dramatically and terrifyingly with exposure to cow’s milk protein through my breast milk. And that I would spend the next five years of my life...