twenty eight weeks

This pregnancy is different. I mean, they're all different, right?  Every baby is different, every pregnancy is different, every stretch mark is like a special snowflake of love that represents the unbreakable maternal bond and the whole of the history of humankind, right there in the scarred tread marks of life's snow tires.  I think … Continue reading twenty eight weeks

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Good Book: A Good Birth

This book gets it! Breaking open the false dichotomies of natural v technological, home v hospital, medical v normal, etc etc etc, and reframing with first person accounts of women’s needs in five key areas: agency, personal security, connectedness, respect, and knowledge. The book I’ve wanted every other book to be.

A rather long list of things I want my 17-month-old daughter to read, eventually, or, The Winnie Canon

girlcanon: I’d like for Winnie to know the power of stories, of quiet, of making, of work, of will, of baked goods, of perspective, of family, of women, of ideas, of giving, of children, of things that grow in the ground, of the poor. And even though I am no great fan of T.S. Eliot, … Continue reading A rather long list of things I want my 17-month-old daughter to read, eventually, or, The Winnie Canon