Ninja Boy/Family Boy

Ninja Boy is the overlooked member of our family. He is the middle child, sandwiched between a super-achiever older brother and an unstoppable ham of a younger brother (and, in his own words, a second younger brother of "another species--a ghost"). He is the extrovert in a family of introverts, the one who threw temper … Continue reading Ninja Boy/Family Boy

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The other day I taught my first birthing class since Sweet Baby's death and birth. It went fine--just me, two couples, a plastic pelvis, and a few baby dolls. As usual, the swaggery dad in the class ended up wide-eyed and worried; the moms who were terrified about what labor would be like relaxed into … Continue reading Back to Teaching