Parenthood

  • Family Medical Motherhood

    The Thin Place

    The tide is out– leaving an open beach of wet sand and swirling, foaming, ankle high waves. I watch my 16- month-old son run back and forth, back and forth, from puddles of water…

    February 1, 2018
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    More of This, Please

    The train car is filled with pine garland– sprinkled with reflective red, blue and green glittering ornaments. White lacy tissue puffs hang from the ceiling, swaying to the rhythm of the coasting sprinter. It…

    December 15, 2017
  • Family Medical Motherhood

    The Decision to Dance

    About a year ago, I was rushing through the church doors to Amazing Grace School of Performing Arts performance of The Lion King. Tyler was parking the car with 4-month- old Everett, 2 ½…

    November 16, 2017
  • Family Medical Motherhood

    Soul Battles

    This time last year I was 7 weeks pregnant with my son Everett and dealing with both the joy and nausea that can come with new life.…

    January 29, 2017
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    Notebooks Full

    My work is cut out for me. My belongings are spread out on a table that could easily accommodate 4 people. My computer screen is filled with open documents. A glossy book is to…

    June 21, 2016