The Fire: This Small Precious Time

You who live in Northern California, I have a question for you.  You, who has lived under the smoke and listened for evacuation orders: what details do you remember from these last few weeks of the fires? Now, here’s another question for the Mama’s: Do you remember your baby’s infancy?  What details do you remember?  The…

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Fight for Light

This is a practiced story, but one I could tell over and over again. Babesie was my sunshine girl from the very beginning. Her labor was exactly as I wanted. Surrounded and supported by loved members of family, held by her father, my Boyo, I caught her in my own two hands as she came…

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And Then There Was a Baby

Presenting, our baby boy! Because he came a few days shy of right on time. Because I was completely ready for the intensity of birth, and completely blind-sided by the intensity of the infant days. Because everything is perfectly fine: he is perfect, I had no complications, his big sisters love him ardently. Because it…

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