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I'm Scared To Have A Baby

After gaining as much as forty pounds and pushing a cantaloupe out my vagina, I wondered: will my body ever be the same? Read...
Melissa Petro    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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What If You Never Hold Your Baby? Are You Still A Mother?

He told me there was nothing we could have done. He told me it happens sometimes. But it had never happened to me, so none of that mattered. Read...
joni edelman   |   05.25.17   |   SHARE
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What If I've Given My Children Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder isn't something given, not like gift on your birthday, not neatly wrapped and topped with the big pink bow Read...
joni edelman   |   05.11.17   |   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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Just kidding, you're asleep. That was a dream.

It's Valentine's Day; Let There Be Coffee And Sleep And Sexless Back Rubs

You wake up to birds chirping, just kidding, you don’t, because it’s February and it’s freezing, and also you have a kid.  But you wake to those Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   02.14.17   |   SHARE
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"Why was it so hard for me to see my own desire?"

Take The Cake: I Like Being An Unwed Mother Of Zero Children

As much as I love the idea of family, I actually like not being married, and I actually like not being a mother right now. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.9.17   |   SHARE
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Be there for your friend, but be very careful what you say.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Mother After A Miscarriage

Whether this is news to you, seemingly irrelevant to you, or deeply personal to your experience, this truth remains that statistically speaking, one Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
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Me, My Parents, Fox News, And A Screaming Match — Being An Adult Is Complicated

Becoming an adult didn’t magically open me up to their world and their psyche as I thought it would. Even having children of my own did little to Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   12.27.16   |   SHARE
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