This Sunday is Mother’s Day and as a new mommy to a brilliant, little 1-year-old boy named Elliot, I’ve learned quite a lot in the short time we’ve gotten acquainted. About a month ago, I asked my editor at the Sacramento News & Review if there was any room for me to write an essay about motherhood, the role my cultural heritage played in my pregnancy, and how my life shifted since the day I found out I was going to be a mom. With a green light from my editor, I began to craft a piece on being a new mommy, which includes some rather personal details on what I’ve lost, but more importantly it illustrates what not only myself, but what other new moms will gain. Trust me, every weird food craving, contorted sleep position, and even the lack of caffeine are all worth it.
Read: ON TINY HUMANS AND BIG LOVE. Published in the Sacramento News & Review May 5, 2016.