Don’t Talk of Love

Words, words, words… I will never be sick of words. You’d think since I have such a great love for the English language and the magical sentences it can create, I would be all for statements of love. Yet, I really have no interest in them. Sure, you can get all flowery like Shakespeare, and…

Awkward Talks

By the time you are an adult, it seems everyone has at least one awkward topic in their life. You know the ones, right? The facts that – when brought up – can end a conversation in a second, sometimes even clear the room. The stuff about you, your past, your family, whatever, that makes…

It Takes a Village

I love the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” If you really believe that, it takes a lot of pressure off of you as a parent, doesn’t it? Realizing that, even if you are a single parent, you aren’t doing it alone. You can’t do it alone. I don’t think it’s possible….

Speaking Pregnant

There’s always the same progression of questions. Early on, you aren’t showing much yet, and people aren’t really sure that you’re pregnant. They aren’t going to ask. How embarrassing if they are wrong. But if you happen to let them know somehow that you are, in fact, carrying life inside you, then the response generally…

Life-Changing Pain

Pain is a funny thing. Well… not in the moment, but in concept. About two years ago, I had strep throat. It was probably the most painful thing I had ever experienced in my life up to that point. It was like taking every sore throat I’d ever had and adding them all together, then…