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A Birth Mom’s Story & How We Can Do Better

My teen pregnancy and subsequent role as a birth mom shrouded me with deep, immovable shame. Behind the ideologies waved on poster boards at rallies and in front of clinics, and strangers shaming and condemning the choices women make, stands a woman or teenager in a scary situation doing the best she can while facing […]

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The Love That Binds

A couple of weeks ago I got to hold two precious newborn babies in my arms. Baby Micah gazed up at me with his innocent eyes, swaddled burrito tight in his blanket. Holding him took me back 27 years. Back to the hospital where I gave birth to his mom and held her in my […]