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River Stones

When does the green light appear showing us that it’s go-time, when it’s the right time to allow us to begin the inevitable un-tethering we must do from our own child? [...]

Winter Sighting

Some women come into their own when they become mothers. A new infant completes their lives. But for others, adjusting to motherhood is more of a struggle. Giving up independence to focus on the needs of an infant can be trying. [...]

Expecting

“Well, have you thought about names?” These words enter the conversation like a hammer meeting a nail. I picture her rubbing her palms together, assessing me from under her eyebrows—even over the phone wires. I know where she is going with this question. [...]