I AM enough

I am enough. I fell for Brené almost immediately. Granted, I watched her TED lecture on vulnerability when I was an emotionally raw new mother. But I remember being smitten immediately when I heard her talk about holding our perfect little babies and telling them “you know what? You’re imperfect, and you’re wired struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” And when I … Continue reading I AM enough

The Value of Breastfeeding Meetings in the Age of Social Networking

Dear nursing mama, Q: Do you need to go to a meeting of Breastfeeding USA or La Leche League? A: If you think you need to, then you do. If you think you do not need to, then you need to even more. A hospital class, I am sorry to tell you, is not the same thing at all. Of course, any way of getting information is … Continue reading The Value of Breastfeeding Meetings in the Age of Social Networking

Baboons, Billboards, and Mommy Tribes

Sit with a group of moms long enough and you’ll hear a familiar conversation: “What’s Joey doing this summer?” “When did your daughter potty-train?” “Who’s your pediatrician?” For some, these conversations are about competition and making sure you’re winning the mommy race (oh, you know you’re out there). But for most of us, these chats are about wanting to become better at what we do, … Continue reading Baboons, Billboards, and Mommy Tribes