Posts for Christmas

Six days of waiting

General/Column December 18, 2017

The floors were mopped, the freezer stocked with frozen prepped meals to make the postpartum period easier. I soaked menstrual…

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The Nativity Scene

General/Column December 23, 2016

My mother was forty-four years old when she got pregnant with me. She had already carried eight children; I was…

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Sainted Women

General/Column December 19, 2016

Beatific— The smile on pregnant Mary’s face Atop a donkey bound for Bethlehem. No sign of heartburn Three and four…

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Glittering Memories

In Mother Words Blog June 19, 2016

Crash! A mini explosion vibrated through the tranquility of my temporarily childless Saturday afternoon, accompanied by the crystalline crunch of…

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