“I dreamed my whole life,” my 5-year-old said suddenly.
“What?” I asked sleepily, as we snuggled before bedtime. “I dreamed my whole life when I was in your tummy,” my son explained.…“When a baby is in its mommy’s tummy, it dreams everything that’s going to happen to it in its life. And then it happens.” I listened silently, struck by the strange beauty of this idea. It made me think of the ancient Jewish legend that teaches that a baby learns the entire Torah while it… >> Read More
Yesterday, a 30-year-old woman was fatally shot by Seattle police. Her name was Charleena Lyles. The horrific thing is, she had called the police for help.
And they ended up killing her, in…front of her children. Early Sunday morning, Lyles called the police to report an attempted burglary at her Magnuson Park apartment, according to Seattle Times. According to the police officers, she had a knife. Yet the officers didn't have to shoot to kill--and that's a problem that can't be reversed, not for Lyles, not for her daughters,… >> Read More
Did you know that Gal Gadot was pregnant when she was filming "Wonder Woman?" You probably don't, considering she kept it hidden--and once she started showing, the team on the movie set also created…green screen suit for her baby bump when it was visible during shoots. In the June issue of Marie Claire, Gadot opened up about her second pregnancy, why she wants gender equality, and what her mom taught her. So, why did she keep her pregnancy on the down low? Because she was afraid she'd be treated differently,… >> Read More
All families come in different shapes and sizes and kinds--but that doesn't mean the love is any less. For one married couple who are dads to two kids, this couldn't be more true--and a lesson for…those who think families do come "one way." Trystan and Biff are two dads living in Portland, Oregon who adopted their two children. However, their family isn't stopping there: Trystan is pregnant. Trystan is transgender--and has been pregnant before, but suffered a miscarriage around six weeks. For any parent, this is devastating but for Trystan, it… >> Read More
I gave birth to my son in November 2015 and watched the news of the terror attack in Paris from my hospital bed; a year later, the devastating presidential election took place just days before his…first birthday. Since then I feel like I’ve been living parallel lives. The one life is that of adjusting to motherhood, with the concomitant work and family balance struggle and the more elusive questioning of what it means to take on the identity of “mother.” These are normal adjustments, or recalibrations, as I like to… >> Read More