He Recognizes Me! The First Moments With Our Firstborn

Having a baby changed my life–the way that getting married changed my life. You cross this threshold you can never “uncross.” I could never NOT be a mother again, just like I could never be single again once I said “I do.” There is a brilliant joy, and tinge of the bittersweet, in letting go of one thing, to embrace another. I choose to embrace it wholeheartedly.

Who is Baby 7 Billion?

Who is Baby 7 Billion?

As Americans dodge ghosts and goblins today for Halloween, the planet is facing a prospect some find a lot scarier than haunted houses: the birth of the 7 billionth person.

Super Role Model: Liya Kebede


When super model Liya Kebede’s not gracing the runways or posing as the leading face for Esteé Lauder cosmetics, she’s making headlines as an advocate for women and children in her native Ethiopia.

As a mother, Kebede wanted to do something about the startling rate in which pregnant women were dying from preventable causes.

“I’m a mom, I’m from Ethiopia,” Kebede said. “I gave birth in the US and had all the proper care available to me. If I had given birth in Ethiopia – I don’t know if I might have even survived it.”

Holding My Baby for the First Time

The first time I held my first child, it was for a matter of seconds before they snatched her away to the NICU because she was six weeks premature. As I was holding her, they were also taking my blood pressure in one arm, so I barely got a glimpse of her tiny round face before she was gone.

Light Bulb Moments of Connection With Every Mother

Have you ever felt hungry? When I’m pregnant, my hunger jumps to a whole new level. I have only ever been that hungry when carrying a child. It’s shocking to me, this very raw and primitive need to eat NOW, no matter what! At one of those moments, I remember talking to a friend from Mozambique. She had just come to New York from a volunteer internship at a pre-natal center in her homeland. And a light bulb went on. What do you do with that hunger, that all-consuming pregnancy hunger, when there simply isn’t enough to eat?

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