Mama told me there be days like these! I couldn't be more thrilled, honored, more filled with nachas (not nachos, although it is dinner time and my stomach is growling...)! My essay, "My Teflon Birth Plan" is part of the incredible collection of essays "So Glad They Told Me: Mothers Get Real About Motherhood" published TODAY by the rockstar The HerStories Project.
The essays range from hilarious to poignant and box of tissues worthy and all of them share one of the most important things we can bring to the ongoing conversation about motherhood - BRAVE HONESTY.
My essay is a meditation on the birth I had, rather than the birth I believed I would have. It's about sinking in and letting go. I dedicate this essay to my three daughters, who have taught me more than I can ever teach them.
The name of my blog is mother.writer. First and foremost, I am a mother and simultaneously, a writer. I wrote through the early days of mothering and it quite frankly saved my life and sanity. I found a way to express the intensely physical and personal experience of birthing and raising three amazing young women, as well as finding support and community, all of which is richly represented in this book.
But don't take my word for it, get a copy for yourself and dive into the essays!
The book is available on Amazon and as of today, the official release day, is ranked the Hot New Release in Motherhood! Booya! Get your copy today and support our valuable voices!