Home Births

Home Births

I cringe at the mere mention of the words Home Birth. As much as I don’t want to offend the exceptional nurse midwives who provide this approach, and do not want to belittle the exercise of self-determination by mothers who choose this route, I worry...
Pregnant With The Flu:One Story

Pregnant With The Flu:One Story

When we met it never occurred to me that she was going to die. But I can still hear the sound of her ribs crack with each chest compression. Sometimes I get a flash image of her unattended arm sliding off the bed alongside a swath of brown hair. Mary was dead. It was...
Feeling Good as Hell

Feeling Good as Hell

The key to a successful year is to stop making New Year resolutions. Yes. Counterintuitive. But making, and breaking, New Year Resolutions is so…Bridget Jones. It’s just old. Bring in the new. Start with self-acceptance. When I watched Lizzo in her red Santa suite...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I’ve grown tired of the frenzied monotony of the holiday season. Crowds. Calories. Shopping carts fill with items you don’t need. Churches filled with people who you’ll never see again—until next year.    Do less.  Don’t indulge in wanton...