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Her Divorce, My Life Lessons

I  woke up in the middle of the night to see an email from my good friend, Helena, and felt my heart skip a beat in my chest as I read the words. “He has decided that he would like to divorce me.” After more than a decade of marriage, creating beautiful children, not to […]

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Mother’s Day: My First Without My Mom

I remember walking through the drug store with my eldest kiddo looking for my favorite shampoo when it caught me totally off guard. If I had known, or been prepared about my reaction, maybe I would have avoided the trip altogether, but that’s the thing about emotions..they can be sneaky little jerks. I stopped dead […]

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I Am One in Four

According to the CDC and Mayo Clinic, approximately one in four women experience pregnancy ending loss from miscarriage, ectopic, or stillborn birth. One in Four. I once visited a newly married friend just days after she discovered the loss of her first pregnancy. It was painful. sad, and awkward. I felt awful. Helpless. I had […]

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