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Surviving and Thriving with a Special Needs Child

A happy, easy baby: that’s what our daughter Lauren was from the time she was born. She nursed and napped often and easily and started sleeping through the night at just over four months old. Overall, our beautiful blue-eyed daughter fit into our family seamlessly. She and I found our rhythm as mother and daughter, […]

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My [Home]Birth Experience, Round Two (Birth Story Series)

If you are pregnant and considering a home birth, this post is for you. Many people in the mainstream may have a terrible opinion of home birth, thinking that it’s unsafe, but the reality is that your great-grandmother and all her sisters more than likely gave birth at home. And yes, in America women and […]

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Breastfeeding Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Disclaimer: I am not a lactation consultant or a doctor. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, please seek help at your local La Leche League or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Trust me, they are worth it. Before my husband and I got married, we talked about how we wanted to raise […]

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That Time Aunt Lindsay Dated a Homeless Guy: A Cautionary Tale for My Daughter

Dear Daughter, I swear I blinked, and you’re already one year old. I watched you looking out the window into our backyard: in your pigtails and pink shoes. I’m afraid that if I blink again, you’ll be driving and dating and I won’t be worried about whether you ate enough vegetables today, but instead about […]

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