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Lori Mayfield

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Lori Mayfield

I am a freelance writer, skier and snowboarder based in Los Angeles. I have written for The Los Angeles Times, Shape, and Women’s Health & Fitness magazines as well as contributed to the Traveler’s Tales Anthology, Sand in my Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road. My passport stamps include Vietnam, India, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Nepal, Peru, Kenya, South Africa, the British West Indies, Cayman Islands, and much of Western Europe. My latest trip was to the hospital where I gave birth to my son, Ames Somerset Mayfield on August 29, 2006.

Stories by Lori Mayfield

The beauty of nursing is you don’t need anything other than a pair of breasts and a hungry baby. But there’s some really great stuff that...
Unless you worked in a rice field and tied your baby to your back, returning to the workforce used to spell the end of nursing for breastfeeding moms...
As soon as my son turned from basic blob o’ baby to engaging playful pal, I was anxious to stock his toy box with his very first toys. Like any...
Sitting in Bloomingdale’s ladies lounge this past November, nursing my ten-week-old son, my cell phone rang. It was a creative director of an...
A visible panty line should have been the least of my worries when I got dressed that morning and put on thong underwear. If only I’d had the...
A year had passed. I’d been seeing a fertility acupuncturist once a week and then twice weekly as it neared egg withdrawal and transfer. I...
I dumped my first sperm donor and went on to one with a success rate. Now my RE wanted to up the ante on the follicle promotion and put me on...
The two biggies were California Cryobank and Fairfax Cryobank. Little did I know the California one was headquartered right across the street from my...
Everyone talks about her biological clock ticking but how do you really know when it rings, or more specifically, how many times you can hit the...
Parked in the alley behind my apartment in Los Angeles, I sat with an X-Acto knife in one hand, a pair of scissors in the other and as many boxes...
Dallas and I have history. It’s where I spent my last two years of high school and I still have family there—a younger brother, his wife...
I never thought I had arachnophobic tendencies until I found myself in the middle of the jungle at a seven-day yoga retreat in Costa Rica. Samasati...
We landed in Fiji the day a cyclone hit. We’d come so I could rediscover the love of scuba diving—I’d been certified in college and...
Few would argue, when you’re sick, the only place you want to be is home in your own bed. But if you’re stuck a continent away, as I was...
Say “Sundance” and most people think celebrity spottings and movie buffs bustling down Main street at the film festival which actually...

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