I have been spending a lot of time in conversation about, and reflecting upon, how to walk with someone through a transition, whether a birth or death. In sharing some of my musings, a friend commented on the fact that I kept referring to my grandmother’s “passing.” He said, “I can’t help but notice you keep using a euphemism, ‘passing.’ I prefer to call it what it is—death is death. I can’t philosophize on what happens afterwards. But I know… >> learn more.
We all know there is a lot to think about when you are a new momma. Making decisions for self-care is hard with minimal sleep, an endless stream of dirty diapers, and figuring out a feeding schedule. All of that on top of the societal pressure of getting the pre-baby body back, magnified along every grocery store aisle with magazine covers of celebrities boasting unrealistic beach bods weeks after giving birth. What’s missing from the narrative is how to help… >> learn more.