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Loving Myself for My Kids

{Photo credit: JaneCane Photography} “New Year New You.” “Bikini Body.” “Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back.” Having worked at an eating disorder facility for nearly a decade, you can imagine I have quite a few feelings about these statements and a...

Mom To All Boys

I had always wanted a little girl. I remember being pregnant with my first child and hoping and wishing for "it" to be a girl. My doctor didn't believe in ultrasounds so I never had one with that pregnancy. It...

You Ate WHAT?!

Postpartum depression is real. I know postpartum depression first hand - but not in the way you might think. May 14 - We left Fay and Andy’s house at 9:30. It was a sad parting. Fay feels unable to cope...
The metrics surrounding pregnancy - and becoming pregnant - are infinite. I began by counting days on a calendar, calculating my eventual due date, noting baby's development at each week's gestation, and adding up my maternity leave. The progression of my pregnancy...

My Big Fat Pregnant Lies!

The saying is, “the truth will set you free,” so I am going to tell you the truth.  I did not enjoy being pregnant.  I was afraid to admit this all through my pregnancy and after because I didn’t...

No One Told Me…

Advice. It's not something that needs to be solicited when you become a parent. Babies are a topic that people love to talk about! Advice comes from coworkers, friends, family and sometimes even complete strangers lurking in the make-up...

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Questions to Ask When Considering Homeschooling

There are so many things we've had to do differently thanks to Covid-19, including education. Distance learning threw a lot of parents a big...