Finding Magic in Motherhood

I’m not the kind of mom who focuses on the nutty gritty, who always says motherhood is hard, and who reaches for the wine (I don’t drink). I’m the mom who loves motherhood, who will take the good days and bad days in stride, and looks to see how I can be a better mom to my kids even if it means I don’t sleep. Above all, I believe motherhood is magical. This is my journey into and through motherhood.

Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too

Part 2: Remembering the Low Tech Childhood

Part 3: The “Do You Want Kids” Question Froze My Brain

Part 4: The Timing Had to be Perfect

Part 5: The Miscarriage

Part 6: The Story of a Lamp

Part 7: I Should Have Known Something Was Going On

Part 8: The Fears, the Symptoms, the Uncertainties

Part 9: The Moment of Truth

Part 10: School and Pregnancy

Part 11: I Don’t Believe in Stress

Part 12: The Relief That Came From Telling My Secret

Part 13: The Final Weeks

Part 14: I’m Going to What Now?

Part 15: The Long Hospital Stay