Human Parts
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Human Parts

I’m a New Mom, and I Need Help

On learning how to ask for it, even when I don’t want to

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FFour weeks ago, I gave birth to my third baby. I was expecting the roller coaster of emotions, the exhaustion, the hormonal betrayal. By now, I know the early months are just kind of awful, even as they are peppered with moments of bliss and sleep. But I wasn’t prepared for how “okay” I feel for the most part. Sure…

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Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter is the author of two story collections and two novels, most recently Eat Only When You’re Hungry. She lives in Chicago.