pregnancy and parenthood

Staying in the picture

Last year at this time I wrote about how I had fallen out of the spotlight. Having a baby made me so narrowly focused on growing confidence as a mother that I lost confidence as a woman. I couldn't be in a picture without feeling like I needed a baby on my hip. As I… Continue reading Staying in the picture


What I forgot I love about the Midwest

Moving to Maryland has placed us on the East Coast, but its similarities to the Midwest have me reminiscing on characteristics of this region that don't get praised enough. Surely I'm biased, since these are the surroundings that mark my childhood.  I have taken these characteristics for granted after living in paradise for the past few years, but who… Continue reading What I forgot I love about the Midwest