Everyone that came to the house the day of Miren's birth remarked on the birds. I know that, in and of themselves, they have no meaning. But in my mind, they became a symbol of all that I had gained… and all that I now stood to lose.
Our local libraries are a treasure trove of community and fun. My daughter has found in our library a place filled with music, stories, games, crafts, puzzles, child-size furniture, picture-books, and other kids.
We don't have a television in our house, but I totally spend some time watching a few choice shows online.
Jaime's got a question about rocking chairs — do you need one when you have a baby, or can you use a different kind of chair?
It's Library Week, and this Mama Montage is stuffed to the brim with sweet snaps of library love.
There's been a huge boost in quality and quantity of fiction and nonfiction with LGBT themes for kids and young adults. Many of the general themes and feelings are common to teens AND adults.
We were in what many people would consider a "dream" situation for a first child. My husband and I had been married for over two years, we own the place where we live and we both have reasonably stable jobs. Despite all of this, I was devastated to find myself pregnant. I felt totally unprepared for this major life change — like I had been cheated out of the second half of my twenties, like I hadn't gotten enough time alone with my husband. I was numb for about 36 hours after we found out.