Why Should We All Feel Sorry for American Moms?

When I first joined Facebook, the site was filled with photos of my friends’ college antics: climbing the university’s forbidden towers, throwing tortillas off a local suspension bridge, and fervently cheering on our rather hopeless football team. As the years have flown by and my friends have settled (whatever that means), the photos have changed: … More Why Should We All Feel Sorry for American Moms?

My Birth Story, Part 2: “Holding Back When They Say Push”

****You can read Part 1 here**** I was thankful that my bag was already packed when the midwife told us to drive to the birthing center. I had feared the 30 minute drive before the birth, but it actually wasn’t so bad. There was no traffic at 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning. It was … More My Birth Story, Part 2: “Holding Back When They Say Push”

My Birth Story, Part 1: “The Never-Baked Lemon Cake”

When I was pregnant I was often told that a woman’s first labor tends to be very lengthy. At one point I read about a woman who baked a birthday cake between contractions to pass the time before going to the hospital. After returning home with the baby, she was able to celebrate the birth … More My Birth Story, Part 1: “The Never-Baked Lemon Cake”