Other women don’t tell you laughter can hurt more than tears.

From the first time you hear it, there is nothing that can compare to that sound. It’s like hearing his heartbeat for the first time all over again. It’s like falling in love. It’s like every single amazing first and so much better than all of them. That first laugh, from deep within his belly, [...]

Other women don’t tell you it only takes a second.

You turn. You look away. You take off your jacket. You bend down to pick up the latest thing your child has dropped or thrown. You answer the phone, knowing this is a mistake. You take a sip of your coffee. You blink. That’s all it takes. Just a blink. A fraction of any one [...]

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 [...]