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Even though I’m ready to let go the baby weight, the baby weight isn’t ready to let go of me.

I'm Finally Ready To Lose The Baby Weight

To be honest, it’s exhausting, and I am ready to shed this pesky baby weight once and for all. I mean that literally. Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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Pot, Parenting, And Being Raised By An Addict

The one thing I knew I wanted as a kid was to never be like my mother — no Jose Cuervo, no Marlboro Light 100s, no makeup mirror dusted with coke. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   04.20.17   |   SHARE
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The Invisibility Of Motherhood

I didn't have even an ounce of energy to spare to process my own feelings. Everything I had went to my son. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.19.17   |   SHARE
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Let’s talk about cost, ba-by!

Navigating IVF: The Cold, Hard Costs

So let’s talk about my experience with IVF and money. So much money. Read...
Stephanie Rodriguez-Moser    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
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In childbirth, choice is a luxury. There is no “should” — only what is.

Natural Childbirth Is Great But Let's Stop Pretending It's A Matter Of Choice

We are already so hard on women, and women are so hard on themselves. We shouldn’t set them up to feel like any birth that ends in a healthy child is Read...
Dana Norris of Role Reboot    |   04.10.17   |   SHARE
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A decade is a long time to lose with a loved one...

Forgiving My Father After A Decade Of Estrangement

Two years ago, I had a two-year-old daughter who’d never met her grandfather. That was not because my father was deceased, a deadbeat, or otherwise Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   04.10.17   |   SHARE
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I want them to remember love and feeling wanted, always — all of them.

My Son Wants An Only Child; His Reason Breaks My Heart

My six-year-old son got into the car after school and declared he only wanted to have one kid when he grew up. Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   04.7.17   |   SHARE
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Since breathing can be a subject of much controversy (at least it can be in my house), try sneaking in mindfulness under the guise of a game.

5 Tips For Practicing Mindfulness With Your Kids

But how do I go about actually practicing mindfulness with my kids when I still can’t seem to get them to find their shoes in 30 minutes or less? To Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   04.4.17   |   SHARE
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