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Diaper Changer, World Changer

“Maaaaamaa! Can you help me?” “Mama, I’m hungry.” “Mama? I hold you??” “Mama! Maaaaama. Mama?” Some days I feel like I’m drowning in the “Mamas”. Mama, the diaper changer. Mama, the orange juice pourer. Mama, the crumb cleaner. Mama, the homework checker. And some days, I wonder just what those little tasks really add up […]

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The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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My Two Year Old Had SIX Cavities!

You follow proper dental health procedures, you brush your child’s teeth twice a day, skip the sugar infested treats, and keep up with their dental appointments. You think, “there’s NO WAY they could have cavities.” Well, I was right there with you, right up until my two and a half year old was diagnosed with […]

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Make 2018 Your Year of No

Make 2018 Your “Year of NO!!!”

Happy 2018!  Wait, what?! Where did 2017 go? What about all those stinking resolutions/goals/one words/themes I made 12 months ago and abandoned 12 days into it?!  Anybody else feeling whip-lashed by father time?  Well I’m here to bring you some comfort as you stare at that blank calendar for the new year and let you […]

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6 Experts to Support Your Postpartum Recovery

You’re pregnant! Ultrasounds! Birth Classes! Checkups! Baby Showers! Birth Plans! Baby comes! Swaddling! Breastfeeding! Shushing! Baby Bath! Weight Check! Alright, you get to take baby home! See you in 6 weeks! 6 week check-up: You’re clear to resume activities. Want some birth control? See you in a year. Excuse me, what? So, am I recovered now? What does that […]

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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

  December is done, The New Year is jolly. We’ve hung up the tinsel, And packed up the holly. It’s time to start fresh, That’s what they say. But I truly believe,  That’s a choice everyday. {anonymous} With the holidays behind us, many turn to the New Year as a chance to change things up! […]

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