every mother counts

Four Birth Stories and a Voice for Every Mother Counts

I’ve had four opportunities to test my body’s limits and be the co-creator of new life. Four chances to bring a child into the world, four first breaths, four beginnings. With each birth, I learned more about what I was capable of, and with each birth, I found power, courage and voice. My eldest child, […]

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Work Life Balance Around the World

We tend to think of this entire work life balance conversation as a distinctly American, or at least, a developed world issue. Regular readers already know that in my view, nothing could be further from the truth. When I stumbled across this video from the International Museum of Women, Mama’s Work project, you can imagine […]

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7 Reasons Not to Run a Half-Marathon and 1 Reason Why I Am

In case you’re wondering, we’re using the term “run” here in lose terms. More accurate would be half walk, half run, but I’m going to claim “run” for the purposes of this exercise. Back in October, as I stared down the barrel of another hated New England winter, I came up with a crazy plan. […]

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A Birth Story for All Mothers

Baby boy is three. Fiesty, mischievous and finally (it took til the fourth child) introducing us to the joys of permanent marker on the walls, scaling impossible-to-climb surfaces and the shortest alpha male you’ve ever seen. His birth was eagerly awaited. We knew he was our last, and I’d lost two pregnancies prior. I honestly […]

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Because Every Mother Counts, Every Day

It’s Not Enough Cards, flowers, the ubiquitous breakfast in bed… coming to a household near you this Sunday morning! It is a beautiful and important thing to celebrate mothers. But you know what’s coming next. It is not enough. It’s not enough to give mothers a Hallmark day once a year and denigrate, discriminate and […]

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