Silent No More

I have been silent this week. I have been watching and listening and taking it all in. The election. The riots and protests, the fear and hatred and anger and self-righteousness that has followed the election of a man almost no one considers fit to be president of the United States. I have been sickened. …

A Heartfelt Apology

  My heart has been heavy this week, along with the hearts of most Americans. The shooting of two black men by police officers, followed by the massacre of five white policemen in Dallas and the wounding of several others, has brought to the forefront the problem of racism in this country. I have so …

My Body is Awesome

       Yesterday, I had a breakthrough. My sweet, thoughtful husband took me jeans shopping for the first time since giving birth to our son nearly four months ago. Yes, I am still wearing maternity jeans. My pre-pregnancy jeans fit, but won't quite button comfortably. Talk about discouraging! I am trying to lose the …

Pregnancy in Public: Thoughts on Society’s Reactions to an Expanding Belly

In the Victorian Era, as soon as a pregnant woman's belly became too large to hide under her clothing, she disappeared from the public eye until well after her child was born. An extended abdomen was considered immodest and embarrassing. Oh, how times have changed! Now it's not unusual to see a pregnant woman wandering …

Father’s Day

I've been giving some thought to Father's Day this year. I am eight months pregnant with our first sweet baby, so my husband, Jordan, will be celebrating his first Father's Day on Sunday! I've been racking my brain for gift or date ideas, because I want to make this truly special for him! However, I …