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Everyone Has a Breaking Point

  I remember the day so vividly.  Sitting in my doctor’s office, saying “I just can’t do it anymore.  Everything makes me mad.  EVERYTHING.  And if I’m not mad, I’m crying, or I have no feeling whatsoever.”  It was all or nothing – extremes.  “I’m mad at my toddler when she does normal toddler things.  […]

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Raising A Child In A World Full of Tragedy

From the horrific shooting that took place in Las Vegas to the hurricane that ravaged Puerto Rico & many islands to the terrorist attacks in the UK and everything in between, I feel like I am living in a constant state of dread, sadness, confusion, and fear.  I feel dread because I don’t know what is coming next. When […]

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He’s Not the Man I Married Anymore

My husband and I recently celebrated 15 years of marriage. I spent some time on our anniversary morning looking at our wedding photos. I found myself trying to remember what we were like at 18 and 19 years old, when we vowed to love and cherish each other for all the days of our life. […]

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The Comparison Trap

I sat in a room full of beautiful women listening to them talk about how hard it is to get on social media. They were working moms and kept seeing posts from stay at home moms playing in the park and doing crafts with their kids all day. And then comparison started to creep in… […]

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“Quit folding my laundry” and Other Signs of Depression

Postpartum depression. Doctors warn you of it, people pay lip service to it, but for the most part we–especially those who have suffered–don’t talk about our own experiences with it. While depression is not a “taboo” topic, it’s not warm and fuzzy either. Talking about your cute new baby is much more fun. Depression can […]

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The “C” Word No Mom Ever Wants to Hear

Have you ever watched your child suffer? Like, really suffer? I’m not talking about a scraped-knee, a stubbed-toe or even a broken heart. Those things hurt, don’t get me wrong, but moms can usually turn the tears into smiles with the mention of a popsicle or a shiny new toy.  Can you imagine a popsicle […]

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In Defense of the Kiddie Leash

Once upon a time we were all women who probably thought we’d raise children better than the mom in front of us line with the screaming toddler who NEEEEEEDED that candy bar and if she didn’t get that candy bar RIGHT NOW she was going to fall on the floor or maybe kick a stranger […]

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