October is National Book Club Month

There's a day, a week, a month for everything. October happens to be National Book Club Month, or Group Reading Month. While I've always enjoyed reading as a strictly solo activity (I've only just joined Good Reads in the last couple of months at my boss's encouragement), expanding it to be a social event can... Continue Reading →

The Library was my Postpartum Sanctuary

Today concludes National Library Week, a weeklong celebration and observance of the important work that libraries do for communities. The 2018 theme for National Library Week was “Libraries Lead” which prompted me to reflect on the role libraries have played in my parenting, particularly during the hard parts. After my first child -- Blossom --... Continue Reading →

A May in July: Mavis’s Birth Story

Note: My pregnancy had been awful up to this point. Truly awful. And unhealthy, thanks to cholestasis, gastroparesis, iron-deficient anemia, weight loss, and a mess of other complications. Because of the cholestasis in particular, though, I needed to be induced at 37 weeks or else we risked losing the baby. I couldn't have been more... Continue Reading →

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