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We Aren’t Supposed to Talk About This

A fellow blogger recently posted a meme: “Whatever you’re most scared to write about…write that.” I saw that and thought, wow, how appropriate: It reinforced I should proceed with what I had been thinking about writing about for such a long time, but delayed because the topic involves something unsettling, and something we aren’t really […]

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Extreme Nursing – My Breastfeeding Story

While my daughter was my first born, I’ve been an active and involved stepmother for a couple of years. My stepsons couldn’t have been more excited about my pregnancy. They kissed my belly and talked to their sibling daily – their enthusiasm and love grew as my pregnancy progressed. They couldn’t be more excited to […]

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Why There’s No Definitive Book on Parenting (Despite All These Articles)

If you type “book on parenting” into Google or Amazon, you’ll find a wealth of books are available for your immediate purchase. Don’t have time to wait on Prime shipping? Type “mom blog” into your Google search bar, and see if anything pops up. You’ll see, of course, that there is no shortage of content […]

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I had a miscarriage last week.

“I had a miscarriage last week.” That’s a sentence you don’t often hear spoken aloud. It’s not offered up around the water cooler or typed into the Facebook status update bar. We don’t put it in our out-of-office messages or announce it on our voicemail greetings. Rather, this sentence is whispered to close friends. It’s […]

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There are some things that should never be said to a pregnant woman.

A strange social phenomenon happens when a woman becomes pregnant. It may start when she announces her pregnancy, but it becomes ever more prevalent as the baby (and thus, the mama) grows. Suddenly, all the conventional rules of tact and sensitivity fly out the window, there is no such thing as a stranger, and everyone […]

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Trials of Parenting While Pregnant

I’m so, so thrilled to be expecting my second child, due in mid-June. So far, the biggest surprise of this pregnancy is how much more difficult it has been than my pregnancy with my son, now just over two-years-old. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I know some women have pregnancies filled with complications or […]

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