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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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The Parenting Advice You Do Need

With the sea of information provided to parents in this age of social media, it is hard to know what advice you should listen to. Not to mention all the unsolicited advice you can receive from the well-meaning stranger in the grocery store. I remember feeling overwhelmed with all the do’s and don’ts in my […]

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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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