On the Anxiety of Leaving My Kid for the First Time (and How Much I’ve Grown Since Then)

All right, I did it. I not only survived my first week back at work post-maternity leave but I also somehow managed to get through the days without a single tear. True, it was a short week: I purposely asked that my return date be a Thursday to ensure as easy of a transition as… Read More On the Anxiety of Leaving My Kid for the First Time (and How Much I’ve Grown Since Then)

On the Anxiety of Venturing Out into the World with a Newborn

My son Tadashi* is officially two months old today, but I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve left the house with him (not including doctor’s appointments and visits with lactation consultants). I can blame my reluctance to venture into the outside world with him on a few tangible things: His current… Read More On the Anxiety of Venturing Out into the World with a Newborn