Author Archive | Emily

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A No-Resolution New Year

On December 31st, I mindlessly scrolled through image after image of people’s New Year’s resolutions and inspiring messages for the new year on social media. Or at least, they were supposed to be inspiring. Reading them myself, I felt indifferent. When I came across a post that claimed the way you feel and what you […]

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I Wish I Was a Mom in the 90s

The majority of my early childhood happened in the 1990s. Fashion statements included stirrup pants, poofy bangs, and turtlenecks; smartphones were not yet a thing, and The Oregon Trail was one of the few things for which we needed a computer.  And while I never thought about parenting in the 90s, until I became a […]

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You Don’t Have to Breastfeed

There I was, less than 24 hours after giving birth, breaking down in tears in my tiny hospital room bathroom. I wasn’t crying because I was in pain from childbirth, or even because of postpartum hormones. I was crying because breastfeeding wasn’t working. And I know, I know, it hadn’t even been a single day, […]

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