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Truth: Parenting Sucks Sometimes (But That’s OK)

We had to wait a long time to have our babies. Our oldest is 10 and our youngest are not quite 2-and-a-half. Through all the failed IUI and IVF cycles, lost babies, a ruptured ectopic, and grief over pursuing the dream for the family we had planned, there was nothing I wanted more than to […]


Surrendering to Motherhood

In eight years of being a mom, I never cried “uncle.” Until last summer, in July, when I called my own mother in tears and begged her to come down and help me. I had 6-week-old twins, one of whom never stopped crying. And I was at the lowest point I’d been, ever, as a […]


The Mom I Hope My Kids Remember

Now that I am a parent, I often try to remember when I was a kid and what my parents were like with me back then. It might be a “How did they handle that parenting challenge?” or a “I can’t believe I sound like my mother!” and sometimes it’s a “That’s a nice memory.” I […]