Mommy. That’s not my name!

It started off as NooNooBean, in utero. Just a name for my ever growing belly. Websites that track our progress, compare the fetus to fruits and vegetables. Starting off as a bean, an apple, pumpkin, an eight pound watermelon. When my little girl was born, I was in...

Stakes in The Ground.

I’ve finally cleared a few things up with myself. Once and for all. Here, they are: 1. I am a mother. Nurturing, caring, strong. 2. I am an artist. Creative, intuitive, risk-taking. Simple, to the point, seemingly obvious. Yet I have struggled to carry the...

Are you there Judy Blume?

“I’m a part of the women’s movement, even if nobody knew it but me.”-Judy Blume As a girl, I learned so much from Judy. I learned about periods from reading her books. You know menstruation not grammatical. Seriously, I thought she meant the...

Dear Sheryl Sandberg.

Dear Sheryl, I hear you have a book coming out soon, something about us women needing to hit the accelerator and “lean in” even more than we are now. Apparently, you feel that we still have way more work to do and are offering advice. Your...