Turning 40

I turned 40. It's a strange age to turn because I never expected to become forty. It was something that happens to old people and I really didn't think it would happen. But it has and I reflected on the past 40 years. So many jobs, so many friends, so many experiences. I've hit many … Continue reading Turning 40

First Year

No one comes with a manual for children, but somehow I think women are more prepared, even though they are totally unprepared. Men however have an easier job but that job is completely self-taught. There are no lactation specialists. You get virtually zero help from friends or fathers, you are expected to figure everything out, … Continue reading First Year


Growing up, we worry about getting pregnant or getting someone pregnant, but once you're married and ready for it, for many people in the middle class, it becomes not so easy. A thirty-year-old woman has been on birth control for over ten years. The body is accustomed to thinking it is always pregnant. It takes … Continue reading Pregnant