Hot showers, patience and motherhood

Hot showers, patience and motherhood

  I lingered in the shower this morning, mama.   And I did it without sneaking from bed before my children were awake, without hurriedly stepping into just-a-little-too-cold-yet water, without shampooing my hair first, just in case that’s all I could...
Ninja Mama and The Muse

Ninja Mama and The Muse

I still myself so as to feel the edges of his little body, and where they overlap the edges of mine.   One small leg is slung over my thigh, resting as heavily as a few pounds of soft flesh can. His arm is curved over my breast, holding it in that gesture of both...
How to prepare for birth

How to prepare for birth

How can a woman prepare for birth?   The list that most pregnancy websites, doctors, and even midwives and doulas will provide you involves things like: Buy the right stuff.  Diapers, baby carriers, furniture for the baby’s room, strollers, all manner of...
How to Become an Adventure Mama

How to Become an Adventure Mama

Before I had kids, I identified myself as an adventure-lover.  A bit of a daredevil, maybe even.  I defined myself by my work as a scuba instructor, my daily breakneck-speed bike commutes, my hurricane surfing adventures, the number of triathlons I’d competed...