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It Takes a Village

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb which means it takes an entire community of different people interacting with your children in order for them to experience and grow in a safe and loving environment. Growing up I remember hearing people say this to new moms, experienced moms, and everyone in between. I never really […]

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Anxiety & Depression: From a Spouse’s Perspective

Anxiety and depression.  These two diseases affect countless people but so many suffer silently.  Our culture seems to have a stigma surrounding mental health and few people are willing to talk openly about their struggles.  If you search the Internet, there are plenty of blog posts from those brave enough to share their journey. But […]

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I’m not Treasuring any More Moments.

“You HAVE to babywear or your child won’t learn to bond properly and will never know how to love!”         “Let the baby cry itself to sleep or it won’t learn to sleep ever in its entire life!”   “If you use anything other than all organic everything, you’re basically a monster.”  […]

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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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