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Parenting Through Tragedy

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Mass Shootings: Tragedy as a New Mom

Every large tragedy that has befallen the world since 9/11 has hit me hard. I’m an empathetic person and the suffering of others, be it person or animal, sinks deep into my core and rests there awhile.  But becoming a parent makes it different. So very different.  Instead of seeing pain and sadness from a […]

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Depression: Say something to someone

Mom Who is Hurting: Say Something, to Someone…

  Hey Mom, as you are desiring to be heard, understood, known, I see you. I see you… struggling to respond to your atmosphere with peace wrestling with emotions that hit your mind and send you to react with a tearful “not enough” striving to understand how these attacks of emotion can be overcome Come […]

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What I Want Other Moms to Know about Domestic Violenced

What I Want Other Moms to Know About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981. During the month, the events and observations focus on three themes. The themes include mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating survivors and bringing together those who work to end the violence. There is a […]

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Birds and bees: How to talk to your kids about sex

The Birds & Bees: Talking to Your Kids About Sex

“Mom, where do babies come from?” If you are like me, this might be the holy-grail of nerve-wracking parenting questions you know you have to answer at some point. Right up there with questions like “Is there a God?” and “Did you ever smoke pot?” You just don’t want to screw up talking about sex! […]

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