Other women don’t tell you your child will catch the moon

and throw it to your next-door neighbor. Here, catch, he’ll say, and when your neighbor passes it back, your son will open his arms wide, I got it. Then, he will tell you how he wants to hug the sky. He will tell you he can swim up there, spread his arms wide in embrace [...]

Other women don’t tell you that you will do everything you used to judge.

You will put on sneakers with a dress. You will do it running late this morning. You will do it for comfort and convenience. You will remember how you used to look at other women on the street wearing this and think, this will never be me. And then you will look down at your [...]

Other women don’t tell you taking care of yourself is the hardest part.

That after you’ve taken care of your child, your partner, the dog, the cats, your parents, and at least some of the house, you won’t have the energy to take care of yourself. Not in the sense of putting on make-up or doing your hair or the external things that make people look “taken care [...]