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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like (I Hate) Christmas

There. I said it. I hate Christmas. I’m a monster. (Momster?) My disdain for this upcoming season has been growing exponentially over recent years. I used to love it. I loved the music, the decorations, the parties, the family togetherness. Or rather, I think I loved my expectations of all these things.  Christmas now just […]

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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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Yes, I’m Still Breastfeeding (Not that it’s any of your business)

As I type this, my 14-month-old is standing by my chair, grabbing at my shirt, insisting on having her “nursies”, once again. I don’t know how she hasn’t had enough in the past 24 hours, as her multiple wake ups last night resulted in extra middle-of-the-night nursies I don’t usually indulge her with. But, I’m […]

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Raising my SON in a #metoo Society Scares Me!

It seems that just like the wildfires that appeared and swept various states, so too has the #metoo campaign. It’s a hashtag that women are sharing on social media if they’ve ever been sexually harassed or assaulted. And it’s everywhere. #metoo. Yes, I’m one of the growing number of women sharing that. But I don’t […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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The Dangerous Lies of Self-Care: When Self-Care is Destructive

Raise your hand if you have ever heard the advice about putting on your own oxygen mask before assisting someone else. I’m guessing we all have our hands raised. It’s used all the time, and it goes something like this: “If you are on a plane that loses pressure and the oxygen masks falls out […]

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