" is a river braver than this coming and coming in a surge"

Womens EmpowermentUncategorized

I am standing in line at my local grocery store, a very small, very organic specialty market less than a mile down the road from my house. It is the kind of place where every single ingredient in every single product has been vetted for purity by vegans, virgins and monks, and as such, nothing comes cheap. I am in …

"Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name"

Womens EmpowermentUncategorized

Back in spring of 2014, during those months when I was trying to conceive Jonah, I had a moment in the fertility clinic that I’ve never forgotten. I was sitting in a very crowded waiting area all by myself, anticipating an ultrasound to count the eggs in “my basket.” It was to be my fourth cycle of IUI (intrauterine insemination)–the …

"The art of losing isn't hard to master"

Womens EmpowermentUncategorized

Friday morning. Early. 4:10am. “Mama!” I jolt awake, knocking into my iPad on the nightstand, which immediately bursts into a blue screen of blinding light. A message box appears: “Update Complete,” it says with a patently Apple bleep. I squint and look away. “Mama!” Jonah calls out again from downstairs. He’s had a rotten cold for days, with a cough that’s …