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My First Mammogram: What You Need to Know

This post was written as part of a sponsored relationship. The opinions shared are completely genuine and we are thrilled to be able to connect our readers with terrific resources like the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund.I turned 35 last year and the number of white hairs on my head and the mirror confirm what most […]

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What the #Timesup Movement Means to Moms

I’m not one to follow hashtags or modern movements. I agree that there are social injustices in this world, but many of these “campaigns” can be violent and cause a divide between people with an unclear call-to-action. On a late night in January, I found something I could get behind. When scrolling through the channels […]

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Negative Attention Monster: Ideas for Diffusing the Situation

I have often thought that other kids seemed way easier than mine, but I was never openly embarrassed by my daughter’s behavior.  Increasingly this past year, I have often wondered what is wrong with me or what is wrong with my child.  We are pretty no-nonsense when it comes to child-rearing: the wrong choices mean […]

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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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