Learning to love my baby
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I wrote a piece for The Guardian about my (complicated) relationship with my daughter and why expecting one kind of “natural” maternal love hurts all of us.
Eight months ago, I had my daughter Layla Sorella. Eight weeks after that, I wrote about how the medical trauma surrounding her birth forever changed me. It’s kind of incredible to me that so many months later, we’re still feeling the aftershocks. Layla is doing amazingly well given her low birth weight and prematurity; and [...]
I tried not to say anything about this ridiculous “Skinnygirl” onesie that reality star Bethenny Frankel created for her daughter. I really did. But this is kind of personal to me. Frankel sells herself – and by proxy her family – as part of her brand. I get it. But knowing that Frankel gave birth [...]