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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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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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“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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