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How to Start Making Life Happen for You

” Life is about partnering with the right people, at the right time. Life is about asking questions and asking for help when you need it.”

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What I Didn’t Realize about Maternity Leave until I Lived through It

“Looking back, there are some things I’d do differently with my first baby. Had I known the struggle that was ahead—and how essential parental leave is for a family’s well-being—I would have recalibrated my expectations for my leave.”

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A Letter to Our Teachers: Thank You for Keeping Us Going

“You’ve shown up for my kids with the same loving-but-‘Let’s get down to business’ attitude they’ve known all school year—even as the weight of working from home amid a pandemic has become so big you’ve probably felt like you can’t always carry it.”

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This Is What It’s Really Like to Have a Kid with Celiac Disease

Just over a year ago, we found out that our son has celiac disease. Celiac has many different symptoms and ways of showing its ugly head.  Our story is different from many others because Parker has silent celiac. His kind…

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Why We Took a Road Trip After My Daughter’s Seizure

Four months ago, our oldest daughter had a grand mal seizure. It was a terrifying experience. Though she was diagnosed with deafness at birth and autism at the age of 5, nothing prepared us for this medical emergency. We felt…

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Never Diet Again: Support Is Nice, But Not Necessary

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Not everyone understands intuitive eating.
Actually, I retract that. Almost no one understands intuitive eating. I can see it in the faces of people I try to explain it to. So, what, they’re thinking – you just eat whatever you want and…

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Mom Memes To Live By

I don’t know about you but memes are my version of therapy. Mom memes in particular make me feel normal, not alone and downright happy. My favorite place to read them is in the bathroom or the laundry room, which…

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Brenda Walsh Has Cancer And Now I Have To Get A Mammogram

Photo: Daniel Oines, Flickr Creative Commons
I graduated high school in 1993 and, while I proudly accepted my degree on stage with 364 of my classmates, I also received a second degree that day.
I also graduated from Beverly Hills,…

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5 Things I Will Try To Make Motherhood Better The Second Time Around

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We are one day past the due date for baby #2, and I am happy and sad about it. Now that my pregnancy is coming to an end, I wish I could go back and just…

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