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My Intrusive Thoughts Postpartum {Anonymous Stories in Motherhood}

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Trigger Warning: suicidal thoughts The thoughts started after my oldest was born and I was horrified. Out of nowhere, like a flashbulb popping in my...

A ‘Thank You’ Note to my Mother-in-Law

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To all the Mother-in-laws of the world: Be like mine.  I recently gave birth to my third and final child. This third kid, zone defense,...

A Decade of Trying

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We are not trying anymore. For ten years, my body has been trying to create a miracle. When we first started, we were decidedly...

Britney Spears and Moms Supporting Moms

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Ok, we have to address this, mamas. Most of us by now have watched the New York Times Documentary, “Framing Britney Spears.”  If I...

I Want to Lose the Baby Weight

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There, I said it. I know, I know, I'm supposed to give myself grace, but it's true -- I want to lose my baby...

An Open Letter to the Mom Without a Village

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Dear Mom Without a Village, A village is a network of family and friend support; it’s the people who help you as you navigate motherhood....

Thyroid Awareness Month – The Importance of Listening to Your Body

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January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, and recently, I found out what a crucial role the thyroid plays in your overall health and why...

Warning: Love Is Not (Always) Instant

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Warning: When you have a baby, you are expected to be instantly thrilled, overjoyed, and/or . In the early weeks after my daughter was...

What “Severe Baby Blues” Actually Felt Like for Me

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Here is my truth: The first two weeks of my second daughter's life were some of the darkest and scariest days I've ever experienced....

Walk this Way: How to Celebrate National Walk to Work Day...

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“Mrs. Demmings! Mrs. Demmings! I saw you walking to work today.” I nodded in agreement, knowing full well only he saw me walking from...

Being Patient With Myself: Surviving the Postpartum Months

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As I sit here and type this, I am exactly one week postpartum with my daughter. During this pregnancy, I only gained about 25...

When It Takes a Village: Post-Partum Love

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I’ve never been a big believer in the whole “it takes a village” concept. Maybe it’s because I was a very republican high school...

Adjusting to Life with a Toddler and a Newborn

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The learning curve when going from a parent of zero to a parent of one is incredibly, indescribably steep. (So steep, I never understood...

An Ode to My Pooch

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At the pool the other day, my 5-year-old son poked at me…right in my good ol’ mommy pooch. He giggled, I giggled, then I...
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