What Women Look Like On the Inside

My mom always carried a large purse. One year it was a black macramé number. The next, brown pleather. While she sat at the kitchen table paying bills I would rummage through it. Peppermints, a smattering of pennies, bent bobby pins, tissues stamped with pink lipstick. “This is what women look like on the inside,” […]

Thankful For All the Wrong Things

I birthed my first babe a week ago. My unwashed hair is scraped into a lazy bun, my eyes sunken from lack of sleep. I’ve been wearing the same pajamas for days. Shuffling to and from the bathroom is a major event now, and I’m embarrassed by how difficult those few pathetic steps are. It […]

A Blessing for the New Year

So much has changed this year. You got married. You got divorced. You were pregnant. You gave birth. You moved. You got a job. You lost a job. You lost your home. You lost your faith. You lost a parent. A friend. A loved one. You lost yourself. You found yourself. Birth. Rebirth. You went […]

SheLoves Editors’ Top Picks for 2018

It has been almost a year since I began as Submissions Editor for SheLoves Magazine. Last fall, when Idelette first asked me to consider taking on the role, Megan Gahan and I met for coffee halfway between our two homes. (You can and should read more from Megan in this post here.) As we sunk deep into […]

The Hope for Which We Now Labor

It’s true what mothers say about forgetting the pain of childbirth. My births are now seven and nine-and-a-half years ago and I have to strain to remember the details. Giving birth is a moment we spend countless hours preparing for. It is the culmination of reading and birthing classes, showers, reordering our lives and homes, […]