Emily P.G. Erickson is a Minneapolis-based writer who holds a master’s degree in psychology. Her compassionate, thoughtful essays about culture, mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have been featured in Scary Mommy, Motherly, Motherwell, and more. Emily’s own journey to motherhood has included four pregnancies so far: the one that gave Emily her first son, the one that ended in emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, the one that gave Emily her second son, and the one that ended with the miscarriage of her daughter. Each one has shaped the person she is today. Emily and her husband are currently trying to conceive. You can find more from her at her website. Follow Emily on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.