Celebrating Rest, Leisure, and Laziness

Celebrating Rest, Leisure, and Laziness

This letter is as much a note to myself as to all of you: taking time to nap, to rest, to say no, and to cross things off your to-do list without doing them (or destroying the to-do list altogether!) is about as badass as you can get in a world that glorifies overwork and overdoing.

Turning Inwards: Vulnerability

Turning Inwards: Vulnerability

Two things happened to remind me that my body is changing, yet again, and I’m tilting into the third trimester: First, on an innocuous Thursday, as I was stepping out of the shower, I failed to lift my food up high enough to step over the bath edge. My foot caught in the shower curtain, a tangle of filmy plastic sheeting and soap suds, and I ripped a hole in our shower curtain. Then, on a walk in the woods with a friend, I went down. Pregnancy, for me, has brought with it a heightened sense of vulnerability and fear, especially in the last trimester.

The Pain and Beauty of Pregnancy After Loss

The Pain and Beauty of Pregnancy After Loss

Right now I am pregnant. 29 weeks and 2 days (but who’s counting). I’ve been avoiding sharing this news because I dread receiving the kindest, most normal response to a thirty something woman who is expecting: “That is SO exciting! Congratulations!...
Should You Call A Pregnant Woman Fat?

Should You Call A Pregnant Woman Fat?

I snorted when a book I was reading admonished against telling a pregnant woman she was “fat.” Yes, of course. That’s probably a bad call. Instead, however, it recommended that rather than the word “fat,” you kindly refer to the additional weight...