I Miss Giving Birth

That one true moment of parental competence

Photo by Alex Hockett on Unsplash

I just read a beautiful essay by Ann Patchett called, “There Are No Children Here.” The essay is about her lifelong knowing that she never wanted to have children and the ever-present pressure and assumption that somehow, deep down, she actually did want to be a mother. Patchett writes after watching her friend give birth, “[T]hat was the one part of the…

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Laura Culberg

Laura Culberg

I write about seemingly mundane experiences that are relatable because we are human. Subscribe on Substack to get my stories directly: lauraculberg.substack.com