How The World Looks From Here: Elowyn Lenore, Born August 26, 2012

BEFORE (August 25): I felt absolutely horrible, was very swollen (look at my face!!!), and in a good deal of pain the day before she was born. I had a feeling I was going to go into labor soon, so I painted my nails blue (my favorite color) and snapped one last picture of my low, low, belly. AFTER (August …

Why Does God Let Babies Die? Miscarriage, SIDS, and Infant Illness

Miscarriage may seem an odd thing for a mother to ponder after giving birth to a healthy, pudgy, baby girl. And yet, I am confronted with it. I feared miscarriage throughout my pregnancy, even having nightmares about losing baby Elowyn, and here I am blessed with a tiny, gurgling, kicking, and constantly hungry miracle of life. Two of my dear …

God vs. Pitocin: Do I Lack Faith If I Induce Labor?

A number of dear friends have voiced concern regarding my plan that (unless labor commences naturally beforehand) I’ll be having an induction on Thursday morning. They react with statements such as, “Elowyn will arrive when she’s ready,” and “You should wait for God’s timing.” Firstly, I’m 100% certain Little Miss Elowyn has no idea what is going on. As far …

What To Do This Weekend? Join A Top Secret Posse. (You Know You Want To)

I’m scouring the earth for awesome posse members. We’ll meet on Skype once or twice a month to brainstorm ideas for how to build my music up and review progress. Posse members may also help with simple tasks like collecting information about cool magazines, radio stations, and sharing music videos on Facebook and Twitter. Posse members will have exclusive pre-release …

My Ingenious, Creative, & Slightly Nefarious Plot To Take Over The World!

Here’s What We Know: My music is most popular with people who love literature, art, theater, culture, attending posh events like house concerts and wine tastings, and giving patronage to charities such as museums, art galleries, and performing arts societies. They still buy physical albums and collect “special editions” of their favorite CDs, books, and films. Another random fact: They …

Sadness & Joy, Loss & New Life, Memories & Looking to the Future …

Today is very emotional and nerve-wracking for me. This afternoon is my last doctor appointment before Elowyn is born. Unless I go into labor naturally pretty soon, we will induce on Thursday. While I’m excited … no … thrilled at the prospect of holding my baby girl and introducing her to her daddy and the rest of our family, the …

My Bucket List

My fellow bloggess,┬áLeslie Carter, recently challenged her readers to make a bucket list. I’ve always thought of a bucket list as a before-you-kick-the-bucket-to-do-list … which … technically it is. But in this case, it’s just an epic to-do list I hope to complete before 2013. Anyway, I suppose one never knows when one is going to “kick the bucket” in …

You Don’t Know My Husband

Jason doesn’t know I’m blogging this, and if he did he’d probably be mortified, but I’m writing it anyway! I married Jason Greenberg in September, 2006, and it was definitely the best thing I ever did. He’s been a great husband and is going to be an amazing daddy. Actually, he already is an amazing daddy, because he’s been taking …

Guard Your Heart: When To Kill A Facebook & A Friendship

Having worked in the entertainment industry and media for over a decade, I have a diverse group of friends. Creative people tend to have creative beliefs and often enjoy creative behaviors. My Facebook page – which I often use for networking – is a microcosm of the diverse and artsy world in which I live. There are liberals, conservatives, Buddhists, …