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What to Expect - Breastfeeding

What to Expect When You Start Breastfeeding

I can still remember the exact moment when my first baby finally latched on successfully.  After 3 days of numerous lactation consultants visits, unsuccessful solo attempts navigated by Google, and an overwhelming amount of emotion, my sweet baby girl and I were finally breastfeeding! As a postpartum nurse, I had taught breastfeeding techniques and lessons […]

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Not Adoptive Mom

Please Don’t Call Me an Adoptive Mom. I am Mom.

  I am a mom. When I am at the softball fields or swim lessons with my girls, I introduce myself as either Penelope’s or Pandora’s mom. The fellow parent introduces himself or herself as so-and-so’s father or mother, and then we have a conversation. When I attend Meet The Teacher, I introduce myself as […]

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True Self-Care for Tired, Weary Moms

It’s 8:00 pm, and your kids are finally tucked in their beds, where they will hopefully stay until morning. In the past thirteen hours, you cooked meals, braved the carpool line, and kissed tear-stained cheeks. There’s a damp spot on your shirt that is most likely some sort of bodily fluid, and the unfolded, clean […]

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Finding a Therapist

Finding a Good Therapist

Being a mom is hard work. It’s hard physically, financially, and emotionally. Sometimes the weight of life’s burdens feels too heavy to hold, and you need help. Despite living in a society littered with self-help books and Facebook groups, there is still stigma around seeking professional help. As someone who’s been in and out of […]

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Single Foster Mom (2)

Single… and Becoming a Foster Mom

My college roommate Jenny is probably one of the most nurturing people I have ever met. From staying up all night to help a friend write a paper or taking care of one of us when we got sick, it’s just her nature to “mother” those she loves. We always knew Jenny was born to […]

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