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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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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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Experiencing Loss in the Form of a Chemical Pregnancy

The term “chemical pregnancy” refers to a pregnancy loss that occurs so early that there is only the chemical reaction from the positive pregnancy test that indicates pregnancy occurred. It is essentially an early onset miscarriage. I had a chemical pregnancy in January 2015. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant and had […]

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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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Going to GenCon with Kids? Tips to Make a Game Plan

Mid-August’s GenCon is the highlight of the summer for board-game-loving Indy parents like my husband and I. Whether your idea of go-to family fun is playing Catan, you’re raising a little RPGer, or you just enjoy dressing up in fun costumes, the largest gaming convention in North America happens in our backyard each summer and […]

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Breastfeeding Tales from a Clueless Mom: Our Little “Boob Guy”

I remember early on when I was 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, then 7 months pregnant around my baby shower and finally 9 months pregnant, and the proverbial “ready to pop,” that people asked me a legitimate, yet scary question (scary to me, at least): “Are you going to breastfeed or bottle feed?” […]

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