Tag: motherhood

No One Warned Me About What Happens When Your Child Turns...

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Everyone tells you about the "terrible twos." If you're lucky, you'll even get warned about "threenagers." And we all know the teenage years can...

But What About Me? A Lesson in Self-Care

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As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything....

This Summer, It’s OK…

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Summer looks different this year. Most parents are still working remotely while their kids are at home instead of summer camp. Fewer people are...

Let’s Stop Mom-Shaming Each Other

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What is mom-shaming, and is it still a thing? When we judge other moms for their choices in parenting, when we mock and degrade those...

The Joy a Middle Child Brings

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Sometimes it’s hard to be sandwiched in between two siblings who both require a significant amount of time and attention in completely different ways. During...

Why I Let My Kids Have a Play Date During a...

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A couple of weeks ago my family was relaxing at home, as we have been every day since March. I was working, my children...

My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety and Depression

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Before I was pregnant, I heard of postpartum anxiety and depression (PPA/PPD), but I never thought they would effect me. I had never had...

When Family Time Is Too Much

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We have all been home now - from work and school - for a month or so. There are some definite advantages: no commutes, no...

A Letter to My 5th Grader Who’s Missing Important Milestones

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To My Precious Daughter, I know times are tough right now and you want to be in school more than anything. A break from classes...

It’s OK to Not Be OK

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I am not OK. It has taken me several weeks to even put my thoughts into writing. I definitely have anxiety and do not do...

Lessons Learned :: Transitioning to Work at Home Mom During COVID-19

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Over the last few weeks, many of us have had some serious changes in our daily lives. For me, the biggest change has been...

The Mental Diet :: Maintaining Your Sanity During Social Distancing

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We are all in the same boat. We have been ordered to socially distance ourselves from others, and stay at home as much as...

Parenting Through the Tough Times

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You didn't see this coming when you brought your baby into this world. Things are pretty uncertain for so many people, and parents have...

Somewhere WAY Over the Rainbow

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I am holding my little’s hand as we make our way to the entrance of the Pediatric ER, being careful not to squeeze too...

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