Author Archive | Emily Swegert

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Please Don’t Call My Daughter “Pretty”

I love this article. LOVE IT.  You see, my daughter is blonde. Like, platinum, people-pay-money-for-it blonde. And that’s all anyone notices. We get asked, “Where did her hair color come from?” (Her father and I are both starkly in the brunette category). Or told, “Blonde hair and blue eyes! You’re in trouble!”  No. We’re not. At least […]

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sisters

Thank You To My Sister

To my sister,  Who always wanted to be a mom Who has struggled to have her own baby Who has spent countless hours and dollars on tests and procedures Who has smiled through the cringe-worthy prodding of well-meaning family members Who has sweetly cared for others’ babies without complaint   Thank you.  Thank you for […]

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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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Curious About Participating in Diaper Studies?

This post is part of a sponsored relationship, but we would not partner with businesses we did not feel were of interest and brought value to our readers.Have you ever seen an ad for a diaper study and thought, “I wonder what that would be like? Is it worth my time?” Well, thanks to our […]

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