For as long as I can basically remember, I’ve had a health problem that caused stress or pain. As a child, I was in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals due to life-threatening asthma. And by the time I hit puberty around age 10, I was dealing with the very real and clear pain […]
Read More Birth is not a contest I need to “win”
You may be aware of the phenomenon of “Dad Bod”. It typically describes a man who is “chubby” or a bit rounder but certainly not morbidly obese. It’s actually a fairly endearing comment to make about celebrities that is less about making fun of a guy who has gotten a bit “soft” and more about […]
Read More Mom Bod and Body Policing in Motherhood
I’m starting into the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. It’s a time I looked forward to for a few reasons. One, I had a miscarriage the cycle before this pregnancy early on. Each week is a big achievement. Two, it meant we could announce that we were adding a third kiddo publicly and feel safe […]
Read More I don’t want your mints, ginger, or judgement.