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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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The moral of this story is that early ultrasounds can vary wildly and that you should probably not do what I did by obsessively Googling things.

Navigating IVF: The Ultrasound 

In Navigating IVF, IVF Steph takes us on her journey through the wilds of fertility treatment. Read...
Stephanie Rodriguez-Moser    |   04.4.17   |   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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“Just feel it,” my friend said. “Take it as your father speaking to you, telling you how much he loves you.” (Image via YouTube)

"This Is Us" Mirrors Watching My Absent Black Father Die of Cancer

When This Is Us debuted, I was all in. What I didn’t expect is that it would touch my heartstrings in a way I hadn’t prepared for. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
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This 'first' is beautiful... and hard.

My Second Child, The First Playdate

*/ /*-->*/ This was our very first official playdate. Mine and Miriam’s. This was huge in my world of “never got to do’s.” Miriam is my second Read...
Erica Landis    |   03.27.17   |   SHARE
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Chances are, you actually DON'T know how to raise their kid better than they do.

Judge Other Mothers And The Universe WILL Slap You Right In Your Face

By the time he was two, I was ready to give him to my sister-in-law. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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This is the beginning of what will be an incandescent affair between a son and his mother.

Frozen: Stuck In Time After The Birth Of A Stillborn Baby

Have you ever googled “baby ashes urn”? Has that ever been the highlight of your day? Have you gotten a renewed energy with this type of shopping Read...
Kate Suddes    |   03.10.17   |   SHARE
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