pregnancy and parenthood

A phase of permanency

I'm a mother, and the forever impact of that sentence echoes deep to my soul. Yet I often feel so transient in this otherwise permanent role as I struggle to define my new identity.  During pregnancy, we're told how our lives will never be the same. This paints such a simplistic picture as if we… Continue reading A phase of permanency

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pregnancy and parenthood

When motherhood meets politics

Becoming a mother during a presidential election year has forever changed the role of politics in my life.  I'm a former Republican turned registered Libertarian. This change happened years before motherhood. After moving away from the shell of my hometown and experiencing life with little influence other than that of my own observations, education and… Continue reading When motherhood meets politics