Category Archives: Birthing

Dear Noa

Dear Noa, What a 2 years and nearly 10 months it’s been. You, the quintessential first child and I, the classic A-type personality first-time mother. Throw in some unusual tailor-made challenges like your corrective heart surgery in Boston and we … Continue reading

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My Village

They say that a baby is raised in a village. I see the scene before me. The mother nurtured back to health after her primal home birth by a community of doting mothers and aunties and grandmothers who sit around … Continue reading

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Eye to Eye

You know those people who tell it like it is. Leave you squirming a little. The type you occasionally want to avoid eye contact with so that you don’t have to hear, quite frankly, the truth. Today I say let … Continue reading

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Paradox of Strength

The weak need to pretend to be strong. The strong are comfortable being weak and accepting help when necessary. As she said these simple words, I was startled for a moment by their truth. Here I was trying to use … Continue reading

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