“I have so much control right now, but this reality is not realistic. My life is only kept in check by my fears of everything falling apart. “I am not healthy enough to find peace in chaos. And in motherhood, chaos is part of the routine.” The tears flowed freely as I read her article, one of the finest pieces on postpartum anxiety I’ve ever found. She knows me, I thought. I’m not alone. But the revelation failed to bring… Read more »

Dear Daughters, Your dad caught me by the elbow as I poured my second cup of coffee the other day. “We need to talk,” he said and led me to the kitchen table, patchy rays of sunlight flickering in through the open blinds. Your carefree giggles floated from your bedroom as we sat and wrapped hands around warm mugs, your innocent banter a stark contrast to the weighty dialogue I knew was coming. It was time for a tune-up. At… Read more »