Mar 4 2014
How Can I Comfort My Friend Struggling with Infertility?
It isn’t fair. I’m old enough to know that life can be unjust, but naïve enough to still be surprised when it happens. A friend of mine is dealing with infertility, and she’s starting treatments now. She had no symptoms. … Continue reading
Feb 25 2014
I Find Myself Defending Teachers at the Hair Salon (and Everywhere Else!)
The next time someone asks me what I do for a living, I plan to say that I’m a dental hygienist. Maybe a carpet salesman. A baker? Hmm… that’s an idea. Who doesn’t love cookies? It’s too bad that I’m … Continue reading
Feb 11 2014
My Daughter’s Birth Left Me Scarred, But How Can I Grieve?
My daughter’s birth was complicated. The morning after I had my baby, a post-partum nurse asked how I was feeling. I made the mistake of answering honestly: The birth left a bright pink scar skidding across my pelvis, and other … Continue reading
Feb 3 2014
Why Isn’t There a Jewish Blessing for Coffee?
The twin tote bags are massive. My daughters could fit together inside one of them, and we’d still have room to spare. Yet my husband and I fill them each morning with all the necessities for daycare: sheets, blankets, bibs, … Continue reading