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paradoxes of motherhood

11 Paradoxes of Motherhood

Ah, motherhood. It’s an immensely joyful, heart-warming experience that we mamas wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. But it can also sometimes be unimaginably crazymaking, turning even the most put-together, self-confident woman into a neurotic mess flying through her day on a wing and a prayer. And perhaps the most crazymaking quality of motherhood is the endless […]

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Maternity Leave Is Not A Vacation {What It Actually Did For Me}

In the six months that I’ve been pregnant with our second daughter, I’ve been asked approximately 500 times if I’ll be returning back to work after the baby is born. In the same six months, my husband has been asked this question exactly zero times. The assumption is that I’ll stay home (because hello: DAYCARE […]

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A Doula for After My Baby Is Born? Yes, Please.

You’ve probably heard of birth doulas, but did you know that there are doulas for after you have your baby too? They’re called postpartum doulas, and they’re kind of amazing. Let me paint two scenes for you. Scene 1. You just got home from the hospital. Your toddler, who has been with grandma for a […]

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