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Why Every Mom Needs a Guilt Free Getaway

I recently read an article about how women, in particular, moms, bear the brunt of the “emotional labor” (I’ve also heard it referred to as “mental load”) in our families. The basic premise is that, even when it appears on the surface that our spouses or partners are equally sharing the household responsibilities, the reality […]

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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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10 Things NOT to do When Interacting with New Moms

If you’re a mom, then you’ve probably been in a situation where a family member, friend or a random stranger [who, for some reason, thinks they have a right to tell you how to live your life] says something about or advises you on being pregnant or being a mother. It can be awkward, annoying […]

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The Always Late Mom

We’ve all heard about the different types of moms out there. The Crunchy Mama. The Cool Mom. The Helicopter Mom. Me? I’m the Always Late Mom.   You know my kind – always dropping their kid off to classes or practices after everyone else is already lined up stretching. The mom you hear screeching “hurry […]

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression {Series}

This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. In the second, I address the emotional experience of Drying Up. Which leads me to the final installment: on Postpartum Depression. I have to be […]

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8 Things I Love/Hate about Breastfeeding

As my youngest baby approaches the one-year mark, I have officially breastfed for two years of my life. Two years spent leasing out my body every three hours to a squishy, needy little human. Before becoming a Mom, I was terrified of breastfeeding. I read all the horror stories of cracked, bleeding nipples, babies who […]

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