My daughter is my soulmate. She drives me clinically insane, but she is my everything. This is honestly how I feel. I love my husband beyond words, but the love I have for my daughter at just 20 months old surpasses any love that I think could be possible.… READ THE REST
I had a real go with the last child I had. I mean, even from the beginning when I first found out I was pregnant, she let me know that she was a force to be reckoned with and it’s best if I sit first.… READ THE REST
Tuesday night we had our last dinner together as “just us,” although we had NO idea. Wednesday morning I woke up at 5:30 questioning if my water had broken. I had wondered the same thing the night before, but wasn’t sure and didn’t want to make a big fuss over nothing.… READ THE REST
There has been a lot of discussion lately about sexual harassment and assault. With each story I have felt both saddened by their experience and elated that their story is finally being heard.
However, I’ve also heard opinions that are not so favorable.… READ THE REST
I’ve always been a “laugh it off” kind of girl, but as a mother I’m done laughing.
Why is it okay that there is an entire sisterhood of broadcast journalists who have been trained—as a matter of career survival—to numb themselves to offensive, questionable behavior?… READ THE REST
At 13 weeks pregnant with my second daughter, I found myself overwhelmed, nauseous every second, and praying for a cloning development to come through so somebody could take care of my kid.
My husband works anywhere from 50-70 hours a week, so that was a bust.… READ THE REST
I hope you had a Merry Christmas. But in truth,
I hope your Christmas was miserable. I wish you had an ache in your heart because something was missing. I hope you were by yourself and it was just another day for you.… READ THE REST
It’s 3 AM and I’m wide-awake. Silent tears reach my pillowcase as I try to cry quietly. The week had been an exhausting one. Three trips to the doctor’s office, three blood draws, three calls from the nurse with good news, hesitation, and then preparation.… READ THE REST
Six years ago I had just been broken up with and cheated on, and half a year before that I had done the breaking up with, both in relationships I saw lasting forever. I’m not just talking about having a wedding-related Pinterest board I spent all my time pinning to, I’m talking about the physical act of going ring shopping with a guy.… READ THE REST
The other day I did a couple dozen different things that all looked exactly the same. I checked the weather, found a recipe, made a grocery list, wrote an email, talked to a friend, and googled way too many miscellaneous questions, just to name a few.… READ THE REST
Story by Christi Young, Chair of Social Sciences at Southwestern Michigan College