This year, from here

This year, from here

  I feel like a base jumper   after running to the edge of a cliff   (an unknown)   and leaping off   in the moments before the utter silence and freedom of freefall. My heart is still pounding from the effort not yet accustomed to the ease....
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...
What Forrest Gump taught me about life, and transition

What Forrest Gump taught me about life, and transition

Let me tell you a little-known story about me.   When I was in my early teens, I watched the movie Forrest Gump.  I watched it just once or twice, maybe, but it left an indelible impression on me.  I chuckle, a little, that a somewhat bizarre movie about a...
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,...
On adventure, body image, and finding yourself Outdoors

On adventure, body image, and finding yourself Outdoors

As my kids get a little older, I’ve had the opportunity to engage in the kinds of adventures that truly invigorate me, and allow me to feel capable and confident (aka: not just adventures like road-tripping with toddlers or using the bathroom by myself).  The...