Coming in out of the wind

It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter…

A Hope Deferred: Ungrind

At 38 weeks and 6 days I felt anxious to see my baby. Although most women don’t feel overdue until after their 40th week, this was my fourth child and in the three previous pregnancies the baby had come at 38 weeks. I had never made it to my due date in the past. So…

Smash

I bought my kids piggy banks. This way they can store up their pennies, nickels, and dimes for the future. Tucked away in the dark, the coins accumulate and wait for a future day when they will be redeemed for toys or candy. I have a piggy bank, too. Mine isn’t full of copper and…

It’s Baby Weight

At some point you have to stop wearing maternity clothes. At three months out I’m in that weird “can wear regular pants but still occasionally wear maternity pants” stage. A stage I just made up a name for. The thing is, I have these maternity pants that don’t really look like maternity pants. They just…