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A Letter to my Step-Daughter

Dear sweet girl, You are incredible and an amazing individual. I feel so blessed to be part of your life and amazed that I get to watch you grow and change. The past 10 years have not been easy for our relationship.   I wanted you to accept me as your “step-mom” as quickly as […]

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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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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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Mom Confession: I Messed Up.

I messed up. I let my middle child fall through the cracks. We’d been having serious issues lately, and I was worried. After a particularly rough day, when I was at my wit’s end and considering a child and family therapist, I just straight up asked him: “What am I doing wrong? What do you […]

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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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Ask Dad for Help Raising the Kids – and Say Thanks!

I know what you’re thinking just reading that title. I must be anti-feminism to “thank” the man for doing the work he should, right? After all, – I – am the one who carried our little darlings for nine months and then delivered them to a smiling (completely clothed) father, who had the nerve to […]

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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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