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Emily's reflection on impact and belonging Black History Month hits differently when your dad is only 11 years younger than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When your grandfather was deemed black by the one-drop rule. When your dad grew up...
In all my years of celebrating Christmas, a few very special gifts still hold strong in my memory. Among these gifts are some very special books, recordable storybooks. Each year, as the seasons change from fall to winter, I bring...
As many parents know, an OB/GYN has the privilege of being uniquely positioned to provide compassionate health care at some of life's most monumental moments. From those first stages of pregnancy to the life-altering experience of birth and then...
Imagine for a moment that we have spent the last six and a half years getting to know one another. We have sipped warm beverages in coffee shops, stayed up way too late with trashy television playing on Netflix,...
The holiday season always starts on the same high for me, I'm starry eyed and optimistic. Even as the season ramps up right before Thanksgiving, I feel in control and capable. Our calendar booking up well into the new year...
Tis the season…To have people forget your birthday? My birthday is between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, in the middle of Kwanzaa. It’s surrounded by an air of good cheer and a flurry of celebrations. So you’d think it would...
  Everything Feels Heavy During This Season I came here to write tonight. This is my third draft. I don’t know what it is, but everything in my life during this season is just feeling so heavy. I’m dealing with an...
We woke up this morning to the news of yet another act of horrific violence. Humanity on humanity; pointless, meaningless, hatred-turned-violence. News like this shakes me to the core. And as I sip my coffee, lean against the doorpost,...
Giving up the driver's seat and becoming a passenger Navigating the transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat as a parent is a complex idea. We take control the moment our children are born to nurture them, provide...
Yes, Right Here In Endless Nights and Early Mornings, These Are the Good Old Days. I feel it in my bones- even as they groan under the weight of everything it is to be at the center of my children’s...

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