Thinking about what it means to be a mother is incredibly challenging to someone who has never experienced it. I'm stuck between being totally awestruck and completely terrified. The terrified portion is mostly thanks to a day spent in a Florida airport watching legions of moms battling unwieldy strollers and toddlers with unrelenting energy and supercharged vocal chords. Wherever on the scale the experience actually lands, one thing is obvious--it is all-consuming, a complete paradigm shift. One day, you're spending your last ten bucks on corny dogs and Miller Lites at the Lakewood Landing--and the next, you're discussing the finer points of breast pumps with a lactation consultant. Rodrigo Garcia's... More >>>