The Last Crazy Straw

“It’s strange how we can hold so many different truths in our mind at once,” Kate says as we walk today. We are talking about breastfeeding, but we could be talking about so many things. Kate knows about holding disparate truths in her mind and heart, because she had a baby during the pandemic, like…

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Teach for Mom-erica

My husband was sick last week, so it was just me on Bailey duty. The first day was the roughest, with Bailey being in one of those moods where everything that’s not a toy is a toy, and everything that is a toy is completely uninteresting. So the next day, I was determined to make…

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I Yam who I Yammer With

My conversation with Katy ended about halfway through my walk. It’s a long, 4 mile loop, and she had arrived at home, where was dinner waiting for her at her doorstep. We’d had the nicest talk, about everything, from family and therapy to birth and death. I felt seen and understood by our conversation in…

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Talking Just to Talk

“Do you recognize me from Zoom?” Trish asked Bailey when we walked up to the farm this afternoon and played on the swings while we waited for Faye. The only thing stranger than the fact that we’re living in times when that is a relevant question to ask a toddler is the fact that Bailey…

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