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Please do this one thing for me …

Please do this one thing for me …

Please tell me you see me. Please notice my breaths and efforts. Currently I feel invisible and alone. We all do. How can you see me, you ask? What exactly should you notice? Anything, as long as it’s specific. 1. Praise me for keeping the kids alive another day. One...

Am I a Masochist Mama?

Am I a Masochist Mama?

“Maybe I’m just a mama masochist,” I sighed. “Isn’t this mama masochism a front?” my friend asked. She leaned her head into her screen and whispered in a low tone, “Don’t you secretly miss it? You know….your old life? Where you didn’t have to be anything for anyone?”...

A Woman at Odds: Baby or Love?

A Woman at Odds: Baby or Love?

In many parts of the world, people do not have choices. The local store carries only one brand of toothpaste. Marriages are arranged. And fertility is finite.  Notions of swiping people’s faces on Tinder and freezing eggs so we can ‘focus on our career’ read like...

Egg Freezing: What They Don’t Tell You

Egg Freezing: What They Don’t Tell You

Should corporations store our future in the freezer? Or is this giving a select few false security with a bizarre fad? Facebook and Apple’s decision to pay for women’s egg freezing has stimulated new controversy in women’s cocktail conversations. “I feel this sends a...