• My Motherhood

    April 25, 2018

    My motherhood doesn’t look like your motherhood. You see me out at the store and you might think I’m a mother just like any other. But I’m not. Yes, I have my 8-month-old daughter in my arms. Yes, she makes every mundane daily task simultaneously harder to accomplish AND more joyful. Yes, I struggle with…

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  • Holidays Are Better When I Choose to be Kind to Myself

    November 20, 2017

      November 2010, I celebrated my last blissfully untainted Thanksgiving. It was the final big holiday before my innocence was lost to profound grief. Sitting around my mother-in-law’s dining room table, we all took turns saying for what we were thankful. When my turn came, I lovingly placed my hand on my slightly swollen belly…

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  • Healing through Creativity

    September 15, 2017

    I started practicing Calligraphy right before I became pregnant and during my pregnancy. It’s actually what I was doing when my entire world changed. I had stayed home from work to see the doctor because I hadn’t been feeling well. Before my appointment I was in the living room practicing my calligraphy. A few hours…

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  • Enjoy the NOW

    June 21, 2017

    Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in. Your belly round and tight, feet swollen and waddle walk. A red circle on the calendar counts down the weeks as you yearn for your little one here. But don’t wish this time away, this precious period that only you and baby share. This time,…

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  • We Are All Mothers

    April 30, 2015

    My childless motherhood is not so different from yours, you who have the joy and privilege to raise your children here on earth. On the surface, our motherhoods look very different. Mine is rarely recognized by the larger society or even by many of those close to me. My home is quiet and uncluttered by…

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