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Raising Kids in a Gender Neutral Family

“When I was pregnant with each of my children, everyone wanted to know whether the baby was a boy or a girl, including me and my husband. For some reason, I wanted my first baby to be a girl. I think because it was what I was familiar with, being a girl myself and having… Continue reading Raising Kids in a Gender Neutral Family

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The Grass is Always Greener: The Loneliness of Motherhood

“I am in the middle of my second tour of duty as a SAHM. I have been home since my four-year old daughter was born, but after six months of exclusively being a SAHM, I started working very part-time. I continued working even after my two-year old son was born, but trying to juggle it… Continue reading The Grass is Always Greener: The Loneliness of Motherhood

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Confessions of a “Bad Mom”

“After spending a month straight with both of my wonderful, young children, my MBFF (mom best friend forever) and I decided we needed a child-free date. We started with a nice brunch and then went to see the movie Bad Moms. The movie was amazing–funny, sweet, and thought-provoking. It inspired me to accept and actually confess my parenting… Continue reading Confessions of a “Bad Mom”

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Every Child is Different: Healthy Development from Birth to Three

“Even before we see that plus sign on the pregnancy test, we compare. We compare our ‘trying to conceive’ journey to our friends’ or even to our own previous journey(s). We look at the similarities and differences from one woman’s pregnancy, and body, to another’s, from one’s own pregnancy to a subsequent or previous pregnancy. Some… Continue reading Every Child is Different: Healthy Development from Birth to Three

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How a Fence Saved My Marriage and Family

“This is the story of how a fence strengthened my marriage and saved our family. Yes, a fence. This past spring, when the weather started getting nicer, my two and four-year old children (understandably) could not wait to play outside. I enjoyed the nice weather too… for about ten minutes. At that point, my four-year old… Continue reading How a Fence Saved My Marriage and Family

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Wine and Tantrum Pairings: Summer Break Edition

“The graduation season is upon is–from preschool to college and everything in-between. The wonderful summer filled with family trips and lots of fun quality time together can commence. Right? Not in my house. Without school (even just ECFE and preschool), I know the increased time together will ultimately bring increased tantrums–in quantity and severity. My… Continue reading Wine and Tantrum Pairings: Summer Break Edition

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Supermom Has it All… Including Postpartum Depression

“Looking at other parents’ Facebook or Instagram feeds may make it seem like they really have it all… a wonderful marriage, a supportive spouse with a successful job, a beautiful house in the suburbs with a white-picket fence and a big yard for the dog, at least two children (including at least one boy and… Continue reading Supermom Has it All… Including Postpartum Depression