Perfect cup of tea and pregnancy weight gain as a former bulimic/anorexic

When you’re pregnant, all the women who have gone before rally to tell you how their babies ripped apart their vaginas. One co-worker birthed an eight-pound baby whose head size was in the 99% percentile. Another’s daughter came out with her elbow crooked above her head, like a superhero shooting razors out of her tricep. All this coincides with…

Masala chai and running into the ex-husband

A few weeks ago my friend had a party for his daughter’s second birthday. My ex-husband was there, with his four-year-old but without his wife, which meant we could talk. (Our mutual friend is the one who introduced us and then married us; he still apologizes, at least to me.) We sat in chairs against the wall and compared our gray hairs…