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Yep, My Toddler Still Has a Pacifier

I’ve heard all of the tips: “Cut the end off, then he won’t want it anymore.” “Let him throw it away himself. He will be fine!” “Just tell him it got lost. He will forget about it.” I’ve read the articles on how to get rid of it, talked to our pediatrician and other mamas […]

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Bruised But Not Broken: One Woman’s Journey to Her Child

Adoption. This is a subject with which many people hold opposing views, such as: “You should have biological children first.” “You should be open to any child joining your family.” “You won’t be able to love an adopted child in the same way as a biological child.” “You shouldn’t have preferences regarding gender, race, ethnicity, […]

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So Are You Guys Gonna Have Kids?

“Are you guys going to have kids? “You won’t be young forever.” “Little James is so cute! Time for a sibling!” “Are you guys trying?” Dear Women of Child Bearing Age, I (and the rest of society) owe you a sincere apology. I am truly and deeply sorry for asking you about your family planning. […]

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Announcing Your Pregnancy While Your Friend is Still Waiting For Her Baby

Fertility. The word itself carries connotations of a formulaic process. Commit this specific act in this specific time frame and you will conceive a child. It’s objective. Scientific. It clearly works for so many without a second thought. It’s just a question of, am I ready?  For some of us, it was merely a decision […]

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