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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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Learning to Say No

Often, when I am knee deep in something in which I regret being immersed, I laugh and ask myself why I can’t say “no.” I am just SO bad at it sometimes. Does anybody else cringe at the number of “product parties”–Avon, 31, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay, Essential Oils, whatever– you have attended […]

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Let’s Talk About Mom Doubt.

For so many of us, it’s the storm cloud hovering over every big decision, every heat- of-the-moment reaction, every 11PM Google search made in desperation. Doubt. Am I sleep training correctly? Is my baby going to have permanent damage from crying it out? Am I a bad mom if I don’t make my own baby […]

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Normalizing Postpartum Anxiety

Every woman faces her own unique challenges in adjusting to motherhood. Some do it with such perceived ease and joy that others say, “She was born to be a mother.” Others, like me, do it with a nagging voice of dread in her head, thousands of questions, often desperately googled, and wondering if they’ll ever […]

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Anticipatory Grief and the Special Needs Parent

Being a parent to children with disabilities comes with its challenges. There are various therapies, medical appointments, insurance battles, and endless piles of paperwork. These things are expected and have become a routine part of everyday life. What is difficult are the unexpected challenges and emotions that accompany the life of parenting a child whose […]

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PCOS Awareness: It Doesn’t Get to Win

 I remember hearing the words like it was yesterday. ” We believe the issues you are having are a result of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome.” Poly-what? As I sat in my OBGYN’s office, I remember being frustrated, but relieved. We finally had an answer of what was going wrong. Years of painful cycles, ghost cycles, month […]

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