Childbirth

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

My Heart · Trying to conceive

She’s Longing For a Child This Christmas

Christmas can be the most joyous time of year. The pitter patter of little feet running out on Christmas morning. The squeals and shouts, the laughter and excitement. . .
Not everyone will feel such joy. For many this day is a sharp wound. Piercing deep in the mother who has yet to hear herself called by this name. She who has tried and tried again, only to see another negative stick, another baby lost in the womb. The adoption at a standstill–again.
If you know someone who is longing for her own child this Christmas. This one’s for her. . .

Featured · My Heart · Readers' Favorites · Real and Raw

Crazy Hot Sex

To my dear daughter, As you grow, many boys will enter your years. They will speak words of love and passion, of wanting you–all of you. Their sex will be lacking. Believe me, dear girl, I know what crazy hot lovemaking is made of. Until the boy can assure you of the following, it is… Continue reading Crazy Hot Sex

Childbirth · Humor

2 Things NOT to Say to the Pregnant Woman!

I was with an unnamed relative at the park when we struck up a conversation with one of the moms there. She was definitely pregnant and told us she had five weeks to go. This is how the following conversation proceeded: My unnamed relative: “Oh, wow, five more weeks! I thought you were due any… Continue reading 2 Things NOT to Say to the Pregnant Woman!