Category: Motherhood

July 22, 2020

Natural diamonds

I am an only child, but I did not grow up lonely. Whenever I sought out companionship, I found it in nature. And my mother nurtured this relationship. Our family ritual was driving out of the city into the forest every weekend. Other families went to church or temple on Sunday, but for my family, […]


May 7, 2020

The joys of motherhood

‘Mommy?’ I look up momentarily disoriented. The nurse has put a hand on my shoulder. She is smiling down at me with a gentle but perplexed look on her face. My twin girls, Sufi and Soleil, swivel their huge anime eyes at me. I’ve been waiting at the clinic for a check-up for my twin […]


May 3, 2020

Sweet Child O’ Mine

My twins were born June 22nd in Tbilisi, Georgia by surrogate, the culmination of four years efforts- India, our original choice, banned commercial surrogacy officially in 2017 – during which I started cultivating a sense of moral superiority based on living through unpredictable obstacles.   We have paid extra for a room with an atrium in […]