Comfort Food: No Fuss Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am not a cook. I should be totally upfront about that now. My husband had a completely different experience growing up than I did. I grew up in a Puerto Rican household in the suburbs of Chicago and he grew up on a farm in rural Michigan. We bought paletas from a man pushing … Continue reading Comfort Food: No Fuss Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sex After Baby: My Search for Community, Connection, and Cunnilingus

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of rape and sexual assault as well as birth-related trauma.  This article is not a step-by-step guide about ways to get ready to have sex again. It’s an intimate account of my search for helpful and sensitive information and community to share my own experiences and struggles to reclaim … Continue reading Sex After Baby: My Search for Community, Connection, and Cunnilingus

Identity & Parenthood: My Transition Into Motherhood

When I was still pregnant with my child, Max, I had this idea of what motherhood would be like. I pictured myself walking around the house with a baby on my hip or cooking dinner while he was sleeping, me moving around the kitchen with ease. I pictured myself as the same person, doing the … Continue reading Identity & Parenthood: My Transition Into Motherhood