Posts filed under: Reflections and creative nonfiction

At the turn of the 21st century, babywearing was not part of mainstream American culture, but Susan Gmeiner (along with a handful of other entrepreneurs), was bringing the practice back into the light. ...
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Sometimes, I feel small and alone. My mind is a vast labyrinth of landscapes, and even with my left hand on the wall to keep me steady, I can find myself tangled in the dense underbrush of my thoughts and...
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The art and science of apology has a lot to offer kids. For our family, feet are a perfect metaphor to teach it....
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I lost my voice for poetry around the birth of my first child, but after baby number 3’s unassisted homebirth, I tried my hand at birth poetry. I labored at a movie theater and then in bed until 3:30, when...
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This content was originally posted on WrapsodyBaby.com, a website and babywearing business formerly owned by the author. One of my favorite Unitarian Universalist hymns is, I suppose, not a piece of literature my poetry professors would have held up as an...
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I woke this morning with the sun warming my room. My awareness surfaces slowly most mornings, reaching out tentatively to explore first my pillow and my arms for the presence of a little head or body lying there, then reaching out...
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This content was originally posted on WrapsodyBaby.com, a website and babywearing business formerly owned by the author. I was standing in my living room, talking with my late friend’s mother, when the girls’ conversation caught my ear. I turned my...
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This content was originally posted on WrapsodyBaby.com, a website and babywearing business formerly owned by the author. Sadly, I have good reasons in my life to know far too much about PTSD and trauma. I also express myself best with...
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Today, on The Leaky Boob’s Twitter page, she said, “The truth is I’m not interested in talking about what needs to change, I’m interested in empowering people to make change.” YES! YES! A thousand times, yes! Truly, this was my vision...
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This content was originally posted on WrapsodyBaby.com, a website and babywearing business formerly owned by the author. If you’d like to read my previous blog about the simple, life-saving technique I didn’t learn until a week after diagnosis, you’ll find...
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