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Just Breathe

He told me he was “momma’s baby.” He snuggled up tight in my lap and drank his milk. After he drank it all, we simply cuddled for a long time more, him cradled in my arms, responding to his sister’s requests of play with his simple phrase, “I momma’s baby.” I soaked it in. I breathed him… Continue reading Just Breathe


What I Want to Tell the Pregnant Woman

I see the way she glows. The way she gently rubs her belly, that smile which rounds her face. I remember being her. I remember the feelings, the anticipations, joys, fears. Wondering what it was going to be like, to have a child of my own. I now have two kids. And when I see… Continue reading What I Want to Tell the Pregnant Woman

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Child Birth: the Ache of Love

Welcome to the Share Your Story event: Childbirth – Your Stories This post was written as part of the Share Your Story event hosted by Kids in the House. Our contributors have shared their stories, struggles, and wisdom about the unforgettable yet unpredictable event that is childbirth. I remember thinking there could be nothing as… Continue reading Child Birth: the Ache of Love