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Recently I sent out a survey posing questions about your motherhood experience: what surprised you the most about becoming a mother, the best and worst part, hopes and fears. The response was fantastic and I loved reading your replies. What...
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...

Baby Fever Mind Games

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There are some women who, shortly after the birth of their child, they are ready to do it all again. I was not one of them. As much as I thought I understood what being a mom entailed, I...
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...

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See Circle City: Indianapolis Moms Guide to Donuts

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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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