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How a Trip to the Ocean Changed My Motherhood Perspective

Did you know there’s a big difference between fears and phobias? According to The Huffington Post, fear is an “emotional response to a real or perceived threat.” And as such, fears are common. Even normal. Phobias, however, have one key difference—the anxiety experienced is “so strong that it interferes with quality of life and/or ability […]

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Dear Mom, Thanks for Fighting

Before 2014, I knew little about breast cancer.  Though most people I knew had someone in their life touched by breast cancer, my awareness of the disease did not go far beyond the pink ribbons or the occasional dollar donated in the checkout line.  Until May 2014. The week after my youngest sibling graduated high school, my mom called […]

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