Dena Moes

Author, Midwife, Seeker

On December 20, 2013 I woke up at 4 am. "Today we are leaving for India. All of us. For eight months." Adam and I jumped out of bed to check the instructions for our renters and say good-bye to our pets. I scanned my four-page to-do list. I was sure I was forgetting something, but there was only one item left unchecked - Get On the Plane. The kids woke up and I cooked the last breakfast I would make for eight months. The last dishes were washed. The last crumbs were sponged off the counter in a slow, deliberate reverie. After months, no, years of dreaming and planning - it was time to go. We scrambled to hoist on our heavy packs and counted our passports 1-2-3-4. The neighbors waved and blew kisses as we piled into the van. We were off to India, the place I had always wanted to go.

MOTHER, INDIA: One Mom’s Search for Meaning in the Middle of Everything, is the story of a woman’s quest for enlightenment, with husband and daughters in tow.  It looked like we had it all. My home-birth service was full, our town bustled with babies I had ushered into the world . Our daughters thrived within […]

At last, the holiday frenzy is nearly done, the leaves are down and raked, and weeks of cold, short days lie ahead. I, for one, look forward to the season of curling up on the couch, wrapping myself in a fleecy blanket, and losing myself in a book. Here are my book picks for the […]

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Dena’s Holiday Book Picks

Dena’s Holiday Book Picks

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At last, the holiday frenzy is nearly done, the leaves are down and raked, and weeks of cold, short days lie ahead. I, for one, look forward to the season of curling up on the couch, wrapping myself in a fleecy blanket, and losing myself in a book. Here are my book picks for the […]

So When Does Your Book Come Out?

So When Does Your Book Come Out?

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Folks around my Northern California college town have heard the news that I wrote a book. How could they not, with me blathering about it both on social media and whenever anyone has run into me and asked, “What’s up?” for the past two years. “Funny you should ask,” I have answered in the grocery store, […]

Of Books and Babies

Of Books and Babies

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