Stop Telling Me to Have a “Last-Chance Baby”

“Can I see your ID?” the cashier asked as two bottles of Merlot made their way down the conveyor belt. “Of course!” I exclaimed with entirely too much enthusiasm. “Oh, you’re almost 40,” she remarked. As I nodded and braced myself for a pity compliment on good aging, she pointed to my kids. “How old […]

I’ll Never Truly Be “Done” Having Babies

As a woman, I’ve spent as much of my fertile life trying to prevent pregnancy as I have trying to facilitate it. At 26, I gave birth to my first child. At 30, I suffered a miscarriage. At 31, I gave birth to my second child. At 35, I questioned another. At 36, I decided […]

I’m Afraid to Start Having Babies (Again)

Three days ago I decided I was ready for another baby. Then yesterday I changed my mind. Today I feel indifferent. And that’s only the last three days, folks. This yes-no-maybe so baby pendulum has been swinging back and forth for a couple of years now. Unless you’ve been living under a pile of laundry […]

Is Running Out of Time Any Reason to Have a Baby?

So a lot has happened to make me feel, *ahem* older lately. I had a birthday. My son turned 12. I celebrated my 20-year high school reunion. And while any one of these things is enough to make you wonder whether you’ve done Oprah proud, one big question continues to nag at my consciousness: should […]

Michelle Duggar, My Ovaries Salute You

My entire reproductive system is giving you a big high five here.

Let’s Get it Started!

COULD NOT LOVE THIS VIDEO MORE!

A Tongue and Cheek Approach to Pregnancy

I found pregnancy to be pretty damn scary. Between puking in the #2 lane of the I-210 during morning rush hour, growing a Selleck ‘stash and peeing on the bathroom floor – my body was doing all sorts of crazy things without my permission. I reached out to all you fabulous Mommy Friends on Facebook about your […]

And Baby Makes 5?

Whoa, hold the phone. No one is preggers over here but I just turned 35 last week and it’s totally making my eggs feel old. Click here to read my personal essay on how I feel about having withering overaries and tell me if you feel the same way. My womb is wondering.

Rockin’ the Bump

Have you joined Rockin’ the Bump at Things I Can’t Say? All the cool Mommy Friends are doing it.  I’m a little late to the party, the linky closes tomorrow night, eeks…but better late than never! Here I am with behbey numero uno. Pregnancy pics from Boy Wonder are hard to come by, they are all shoved […]

Say This, Not That: Conversations with an Expectant Mother

Why, oh why are some people so stupid around pregnant women?  It’s like they forgot how to be decent or even courteous to a woman who is busy growing a tiny human.  Tell me, what was the rudest thing said to you while pregnant? I wrote a simple guide for conversing with an expectant mother, […]