Listen to Selected Stories

Tough Times, Love and Luck

Luck. How much luck there is in life. That’s one thing I’ve been thinking about. It’s not great luck to get leukemia, but it’s great luck to get the kind that’s treatable. It’s great luck to have insurance. It’s great luck to not be alone… We’re lucky.


Our pregnancy was 100% planned and I think it’s important to say that because Elizabeth was born with spina bifida.


The first time I had to operate on a child [after having my daughter], I remember looking down and thinking this is someone’s child.

 


Advice

Most of us hate hearing unsolicited advice and are reticent to give it. But, if forced, what advice would you give to a new mother? Listen to advice from some of the many mothers I’ve interviewed: Advice


How I’ve Changed

Listening directly to mothers’ voices can provide an extra layer of information about their stories. Culled from almost 100 hours of audio, in this four-minute clip, listen to women reflect on how they have changed because of the experience of motherhood: How I’ve Changed