Lori Sebastianutti


Lori is a writer and teacher from Stoney Creek, Ontario. You can read more of her work at http://www.lorisebastianutti.com and connect with her on Twitter @sebastianl74 and Instagram @sebastianlwrites.

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The Truth About Being an Older Mom

By Lori Sebastianutti / January 17, 2023

I had my first child at the age of 37 and my second the day after I turned 40. I am an older mom.’ It’s not the way we planned it, but it’s how it worked out.

After Infertility, Certain Aspects of Mom Culture Make Me Wince

By Lori Sebastianutti / April 23, 2018

I’m certainly not trying to negate what an incredibly exciting time pregnancy and pending motherhood is, but I’ve lived through an experience that puts all others that come after it into perspective.

Do I Have the Right to Complain About Motherhood After Infertility?

By Lori Sebastianutti / February 12, 2018

After struggling with infertility, I try really hard not to complain about parenting. If I do, I feel guilty about it. That all too familiar voice whispers in my ear — Remember how badly you wanted this? Remember all that you went through to get here?

How to Support A Loved One Dealing with Infertility During the Holidays

By Lori Sebastianutti / December 11, 2017

Not too long ago, I sat in a crowded gymnasium lined with metal chairs while my students sang Christmas carols on a wooden stage. They were adorable, but all I could think about was the fact that another Christmas had come and I was still not a mother.

What Gord Downie Taught Me About Life, Growing Up & Being Canadian

By Lori Sebastianutti / October 18, 2017

1993 was a big year in my life. I left home to start university, voted in my first major election and became a fan of The Tragically Hip.

Why I Have a Problem With the Term ‘Natural Pregnancy’

By Lori Sebastianutti / September 5, 2017

I was reminded of the power of words recently when I saw the term ‘all natural’. Most of us use it without batting an eye.