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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...
I'm currently 11 days postpartum after giving birth to my amazing and adorable daughter, Lyra. It's unimaginable that I did not know this tiny, beautiful person just twelve days ago, and yet the experience of birth is still fresh...
Boys will be boys. As simple as that might sound, it is utter truth. Boys and girls are not the same:  not physically, not psychologically, not even spiritually. The spirit of a little boy is a burning desire to touch, build,...
Usually when I mention my husband’s ex-wife is a professional cheerleader, I’m met with empathetic groans of understanding from other women. Over time, I've realized it's because professional cheerleaders (and models and actresses and any other pretty face you...
Parenting can feel lonely. And it is almost amazing to me that a person can feel alone when they are actually surrounded by, at minimum, one extremely talkative toddler.  I took my four year old son to the gym the...
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...

A Daily Dose of Love

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It started as a box to hold my daughter’s Valentines. It's now turned into a daily ritual. Each morning, my three year old “checks the mail” to find a note, one for each of my girls. These notes are just...
Before I had my son, Cash, I was a hair stylist. When you style hair for a living, you get to know you clients pretty well just through talking to them while they are in the chair. You chat...
I have already lost touch with a couple people I used to be. -Joan Didion Sometimes, in the quiet of my home, in the earliest parts of the morning, I find a space where I can sort of remember the person I used to...
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...
Before my son came into my life, I was a Wellness Coach. I went to college for four years and then to graduate school for nutrition. I was underpaid and a tad overworked, but I was confident and respected...
Before I had my second child, I can’t tell you the number of times I was told how big of a change it would be. It’s like going from 1 to 500, someone told me. In my naiveté I...
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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The Indianapolis Colts Training Camp is Going Virtual

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Did you hear? The Indianapolis Colts Training Camp is underway! Although fans won’t be in attendance this year, the Colts have plenty of virtual...
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