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5 Times I Chose Myself Over You (A Motherhood List)

We’re often told that we have to give up so much when we become mothers. On one hand, I agree, on the other.. NOPE. All of the no’s that every existed in Notown. The truth is, I still have wants, needs, dreams and passions even though I’m a mom. Sometimes they just get pushed back […]

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Why I’m standing with Colin Kaepernick

Recently, The San Francisco 49ers quarterback came out and stated that he would no longer stand for the national anthem during 49ers games. He states “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an […]

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Anxiety of The After-School Playdate

I went to my first official school meeting this month in preparation for sending our soon-to-be 5-year-old off to Kindergarten in August. The introductory information meeting was for parents to start getting used to the basic surroundings, meet the principal, and get a feel for the process of sending their child off into the world. I was excited for the […]

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Loving A Significant Other With Depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Originally, I was going to give a few “how to’s” related to loving someone with mental illness, but today I realized that there is no certain path. My husband has battled depression since he was 14 years old and recently had to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation. I’d known for a […]

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“Ask Before You Touch”: Raising Kids To Understand Consent

Recently I was reading an article a mom wrote about her family rules. Some of the rules were pretty standard: clean up after yourself, finish your homework before bed, etc. But there was one rule that set her family apart: “Ask before you touch.” I finished reading and sat there dumbfounded, as I had never really given this much […]

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Postpartum Bleeding: When To Call

We’re all given the discharge instructions from the hospital after we’ve had a baby regarding pain relief, prenatal vitamins, infant care, how to care for any incisions we’ve had, bleeding, breastfeeding, diet and nutrition, activity, emotional changes and the always important list of ‘When To Call Your Doctor’. When To Call Your Doctor. If you’re having […]

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