An Ode to my Mother

This piece is a part of a series about support systems and how important they are for the postpartum mother.

A year and a half ago, we sat at a tiny Belgian cafe, eating waffles, fruit and eggs. As we sipped our coffee, we told my parents in our own special way that we were expecting a baby. My mom’s eyes welled up and overcome by emotion, she started sobbing. Startled, the family seated next to us looked over to see what the commotion was. My husband and I were humbled by my mom’s deep range of emotion as she learned that she was going to become a grandmother for the first time.

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Carrying the Team – Leaning on Your Partner

I pride myself on not feeling that I have to do everything. If everything is not done to my standards, then I don’t feel compelled to do or redo it. I find that sometimes we women struggle with this – especially on the homefront, regardless of Stay-at-Home-Mom (SAHM) or Working Mom status. A true egalitarian partnership (despite the risks!), my husband and I agreed that he would come to every single OBGYN appointment while I was pregnant. Continue reading “Carrying the Team – Leaning on Your Partner”