Fight the itch, save a life 

All pregnant women get itchy, right? It's normal. Your belly is stretching, stretch marks inevitably make their appearance, and you're generally uncomfortable. But what if it's not normal? What if it's actually a life-threatening itch? With Lucy and Catalina, I had a rare condition called Intrahepatic Cholestastis of Pregnancy, a liver condition that can be … Continue reading Fight the itch, save a life 

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Why I won’t stop telling my daughters they’re beautiful

Beauty is a tricky thing. We all seek it out. We go to art museums, attend concerts, decorate our homes and share photos of moments of beautiful days. But when it comes to our daughters, "beautiful" has become almost a bad word. Well-intentioned and thoughtful blog posts like this and this have been floating around a lot lately-- admonitions against … Continue reading Why I won’t stop telling my daughters they’re beautiful