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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,...
As I sit here, my 37-weeks-pregnant feet propped up on pillows and computer perched precariously on my ever-disappearing lap, the imminent arrival of this squirmy first baby of mine is clearly top of mind. Every few hours, a bubble...

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When I think of summertime, I think of berry picking, splash pads and pool time, and the constant laundering of beach towels. I also...
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