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I’m Not the Mom I Used to Be

The other day I found myself in a rare moment out and about with only one of my kids. I was enjoying an afternoon of shopping without chasing three boys in three different directions. As I returned the shopping cart, I scooped up my sweet two-year-old and pulled him in close. I just stood there […]

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How to Avoid the Holi-daze this Holiday Season

The past few years, I feel like I blink and the holiday season is over. It creeps up seemingly out of nowhere and is gone just as quickly. I find myself getting caught up in the holi-daze of the holiday season. I pretend I am going to cook a turkey, only for a second. Let’s […]

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A Different Type of Scar: Childbirth Trauma

As I moved closer to giving birth for the first time, I felt prepared. I had read the books. I had watched the documentaries and personal videos and stories of other women who had birthed before me. I had a care provider I trusted, and my family and friends knew my birth plan. I was […]

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Dear Husband

Dear Husband, I’m sorry for all the times I froze you out of every room in the house…in the middle of the summer. I’m sorry for the times I was mean – especially during labor…I really didn’t mean it when I yelled for you to turn up your hearing aids (because you missed the “sign” […]

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