The last days of pregnancy – the zwischen

(I wrote this on my due date, three days before my baby arrived. And it’s taken me nine months to finally publish this. There could…

The value of complaining (even when others are worse off)

Sometimes I find it so hard to say ‘I am finding this hard’. I would rather go through an experience twice than tell other people…

The middle

Credit: Mark Basarab I have always loved before and after stories. Cinderella transforming into a princess. The ugly duckling becoming a swan. The hungry caterpillar…

Postpartum essentials: a survival kit for new mum's

Before giving birth, my baby had everything he could need and then some. But as I was so focused on the baby and the birth…

Birth, motherhood and me

So I had a baby! And as expected I have many thoughts about birth, motherhood, and babies. On birth Birth is like an event horizon.…