what the parenting books don't tell you
pregnancy
You will suffer this psychotic laughter at very inopportune moments. Like when you are watching Rue die in "The Hunger Games" in a crowded theater on opening weekend.
birth control
The comparison I made light-heartedly to friends was that the Ring was like a horcrux in Harry Potter. It took control of me, made me different, made me darker -- and the last thing I wanted to do was remove it.
anxiety
You can't win a fight against your own body, friends.
hormones
When it comes to using birth control, I don’t follow “the rules.” My doctor probably wouldn’t condone what I’m doing, and neither would a lot of other people.