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"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." -- Mister Rogers Ahhh, the toddler years. I always wonder what these old ladies mean when they give me the 'enjoy every single...
In a cold room a frail girl sits alone, her small hands resting on a frigid tabletop, her legs are shaking and her mind is racing. She isn't sure why she's here and the recording device seems to be...
Receiving a call at work from my mom is always a rarity. Since age 18, I have worked 40 hours a week. At 20, I began working at a preschool and going to school myself, which put me well...
Good kids sometimes express their needs in bad ways. They hit, they scream, they bite, they tattle, they whine and they simply don't listen. It's not personal, it's developmental and it's their way of communicating that they have a...
Last week, I was made aware of a new phenomenon known as the “Dad Bod.” If you haven’t heard of it (you definitely will), the “Dad Bod” is a specific physique that is a cross between a guy who...
Being the mother of a 13 year old is challenging and it often seems that I have forgotten what it's like to be a teenager. Middle school, for me, was by far the most difficult phase of my childhood. Everyone...
In honor of May being the official Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month, I am sharing my story of melanoma survival. My skin cancer story started in elementary school. Coming out of summer vacation, my under 10-year-old self was...
The jury is still out on that one, at least in my world. Sure, we have mammalian instincts to feed our children, protect them, and bathe them. In a truly primal world where there aren't awkward playground rules and debatable...
When I was pregnant, I received lots of well-meaning advice. "Go on dates now; babysitters are expensive." "Sleep while you can. You won't sleep through the night for the next year 18 years." "Enjoy every moment. It goes by so fast." "Take time...
You've probably heard of birth doulas, but did you know that there are doulas for after you have your baby too? They're called postpartum doulas, and they're kind of amazing. Let me paint two scenes for you. Scene 1. You just got...
Pregnancy loss is hard My ectopic pregnancy wasn't a planned pregnancy. But it was my first, and as afraid as I was of the complete lack of planning, I was pregnant. At the time, I was 32 years old...
Like so many other people, our phones and cameras were with us in the delivery room. Within hours of our son's birth we had posted a photo of his fuzzy newborn head to Facebook with birth stats for friends...
I’m naturally a very anxious person – the type of person who replays scenes in my head from ten years ago and re-dies with embarrassment. I imagine the worst possible scenario in everything. I walk around with a constant...
A few years ago, I read a Facebook Post from a young woman in her twenties whom I knew, griping about being in a restaurant and watching horrified as a child of around 6 or 7 threw an all-out,...

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Happy Donut Day! On the first Friday of June, we all scream for donuts in honor of this sweet holiday! Donut Day was first...
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