Because of my blog series on freezing my eggs in my early thirties a lot of people have contacted me over the years, some friends and some strangers. Some of these are people considering freezing their own eggs, others are going through a fertility journey where egg extraction is likely…


I just did my six month check-in for my Passion Plan, a process I currently use to focus on the bigger picture. I use a paper planner, called https://passionplanner.com/, to help integrate higher level aspirations into my mundane day-to-day tasks. …


Birth goals

For the births of both children, my target was a healthy mom (A), healthy baby (B), and to avoid major surgery (C).

For my first birth, as a first time mom, I decided to go about this by birthing in a hospital. I had a doula, labored at home as…


This is the third post in my breastfeeding series.

Part 1, One Year of Breastfeeding: A Celebration

Part 2, Breastfeeding: The Twelve Month Event Horizon

I’ve been delighted to continue to breastfeed my toddler past one year, and recently we passed our two year mark. Breastfeeding a toddler came with…


This is the second post in my breastfeeding series.

Black holes are objects so massive that nothing, not even light can escape them. The so-called “event horizon” marks the boundary around the black hole; cross this event horizon and there is no turning back.

As a space traveler crossing into…


Before I had a baby, I looked at other babies with the same affection I looked at my morning alarm. I knew I had it in me to be a good mom. Maternal was another matter. I wasn’t certain I would be overwhelmed by motherly warmth. I was happy to…


Over the next five months, I’m reading and reviewing ten pioneering works of science fiction written by women. This is my eighth pick. Stay tuned for more.

Who Fears Death is the coming of age story of Onyesonwu as she becomes a sorceress and hunts her father, the sorcerer who…


Over the next five months, I’m reading and reviewing ten pioneering works of science fiction written by women. This is my seventh pick. Stay tuned for more.

Ancillary Justice is a space opera set during the tail end of the Radchaai empire’s heyday. The empire is a human civilization driven…


Moving the Mountain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Over the next five months, I’m reading and reviewing ten pioneering works of science fiction written by women. This is my sixth pick. Stay tuned for more.

Moving the Mountain (1911) is a novel whose plot is thinly veiled over the author’s political vision for the future. After thirty years…


Over the next five months, I’m reading and reviewing ten pioneering works of science fiction written by women. This is my fifth pick. Stay tuned for more.

Alice B. Sheldon was an explorer, painter, Army Major, psychology Ph.D., socialite, and CIA agent. She is most known as the science fiction…

Christine Corbett Moran

Science fiction, philosophy, humanities, culture, sports, politics. For my science/tech blogging visit www.codexgalactic.com. Dayjob: astrophysicist @Caltech.

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