motherhood

Having A Baby In The NICU Shattered My Beliefs About Control

Having a premature birth destroyed my long-held conviction that health problems are largely preventable or at least explainable,
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The Hardest Thing About Being a New Mom Is Staying Off My Phone

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[I]t’s been said that distracted parenting can be detrimental to both children and their moms, to blame for everything from stunted child development to language delays, even more irritated parents. 
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My Breast Pump And I Stayed Together For The Kids

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When I met my breast pump, I was on the rebound from a breastfeeding relationship that hadn’t turned out the way I hoped

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The Inconvenience Of Motherhood

Like accidentally seeing your parents naked, ambivalence about motherhood makes people uncomfortable.

Like accidentally seeing your parents naked, ambivalence about motherhood makes people uncomfortable.

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Panic Sandwich: Pushed To The Brink While Caring For Parents And Kids

Mom’s aging, my schedule, my son’s cooking (my cooking!), our health, our lives — and the list unfurls like a dropped ball of yarn, rolling out of reach.

Mom’s aging, my schedule, my son’s cooking (my cooking!), our health, our lives — and the list unfurls like a dropped ball of yarn, rolling out of reach.

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Mothers In Medicine Made My PPD Bearable

“Oh honey, you’re doing great. I know, I’ve been there. And we’re going to get you through this.”

Mothers in the medical field got me into support groups, onto meds, and back into life again. I am so grateful for mothers in medicine.

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How Finding Gratitude Helped Me Overcome Trauma

Motherhood didn’t pan out the way I anticipated, not even a little bit. It was so much more electrifying and terrifying and amazing than I ever imagined.

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The Straggler Struggle Is Real

The struggle of having one straggler left at home is real, and I’m starting to wonder if it will ever get better.

This straggler struggle is weighing on me! That is, the struggle of having one straggler child left at home, and I’m wondering if it will ever get better.

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What I Learned About Self-Care After Turning 30

I was so consumed with being selfless that I never stopped to take care of myself, and it all came to a head. Now after turning 30 things have changed!

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I'm Postpartum — Please Stop Talking To Me About How I Look

There’s so much going on with a postpartum mom, so much more than meets the eye, and we need to be aware of that. Stop talking about her body!

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