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There Is No Silver Bullet to Healing from Trauma

“Being a parent is freakin’ hard. We are challenged to be our best selves while raising better versions of who we became.”

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Why Sharing Your True Motherhood Story Really Matters

“In a world inundated with picture-perfect posts, matching outfits, and gushing gratitude…those women who experience life and motherhood differently can feel like something is wrong with them.”

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Gua Sha for Pregnancy & Baby

The BEB Gua Sha Method, which is specialized for prenatal, postnatal, and baby care, encourages mindful emotional
connections while improving the vital functions of skin.

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“Black Beauty” Is Coming to Disney+

The film will premiere on the streaming service in late 2020. 

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This Photo Series Adds Black Girl Magic to Your Favorite Fairy Tales

The princesses were redefined with a twist of Black girl magic.

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The Weight of Perfectionism

“Somewhere in between being suddenly exhausted and overwhelmed with all I ‘should’ be doing, was me—I was pinned between the two emotions so suddenly I couldn’t move. I was angry. Frustrated. And as time passed, the shame settled in.”

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How to Play School & Boost Joy While at Home

“Here are some ways that you can support and build on ‘playing school’ at home. This can lead to satisfying dramatic play that can be really bonding and healing too.”

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How I Finally Found a Way to Enjoy Mother’s Day

“For years I’ve secretly hated Mother’s Day. Over time I’ve held high expectations that turned to high hopes and then into dread.”

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4 Agreements Every Rockstar Parent Should Make with Themselves

“#4: Do your best. Every human can start doing this right now.”

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Everything I Need to Know about Surviving Motherhood, I Learned from Prince

Photo: Peter Tea via Flickr
Any of you moms able to relate to feeling alone, confused, overwhelmed, desperate—like, at the same time? How about afraid, depressed tense, trapped and angry—about one situation?
These emotions are only a few of the…

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When Domestic Violence Happens to Someone You Know

​​​​​​​October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are experiencing domestic violence, or think someone you know might be, please know there is help. You are not alone. Call the national domestic abuse hotline for help and resources.

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The Makers of NoseFrida Are Coming to Your Postpartum Rescue

You’re going to want to add all of these to your baby registry ASAP!

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How Pets Can Make a Huge Difference for Children with Autism

While the healing power of pets is evident to some of us, there is a growing body of scientific research reinforcing this belief.

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You’ve Got This: How to Find Support Before, During & After Divorce

Welcome to the DWC—a.k.a., the Divorced Women’s Club.

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When Is Eliza Dushku Due? The Actress Is Pregnant with Her First

We just know she’s going to slay it as a new mom!

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Why I Stopped Overcompensating for the Absentee Parent

I was afraid of being the “bad parent.”

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Gordon Ramsay & Wife Tana Are Expecting Their Fifth Child

It’s another bun in the oven for this TV chef and his wife.

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Gary Sinise Gave 1,750 Gold Star Families the Christmas Gift of a Lifetime

This special trip is one these families will never forget.

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A+ Advice on Recovering from a C-Section

Not sure what to expect after a C-section? Read this C-section recovery guide, complete with a timeline and tips.

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Dear Moms “Oversharing” On Social Media: I See You

“Motherhood is just ‘too much’ sometimes—and I see you.”

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8 Local & Creative Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Forget getting crafty—get Portlandy this Mother’s Day and do something different (and fun) with mom!

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The Power of the Women’s Village

This month with International Women’s Day, I have been thinking more and more about the power of women. 2018 has a strong divinely feminine energy. In Numerology, this is a “2” year, which means a slower and more nurturing energy.…

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Bring on the Love with Unique Valentines Day Gifts

Show your love with these great family Valentine’s Day Gift ideas.

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5 Thoughtful Ways of Building Trust with Your Teens

Building a relationship of trust with your kids is tough. It’s a process years in the making, and the earlier you begin, the better. When your kids become teenagers, that trust will be even more important to maintain. But when…

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4 Honest Ways to Talk to Your Kids about The “Why” of Adoption

Photo: Downs Ups & Teacups
“Mommy, tell me about when I was born. Why couldn’t my parents take care of me?”
This question was asked by my almost five-year-old in an unexpected bedtime conversation. Her story is not mine to…

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Get Crafty: Your Guide to Springtime Creativity

Take your spring inspired creativity to the next level. Grab your kids and head to one of these crafty businesses.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Death in a Non-Scary Way

Photo: Max Pixel
As a freelance writer who works from home, it’ inevitable that my kids often come across articles that I’m working on. I recently profiled a man named Paul Kraus, who is the longest surviving Mesothelioma patient in…

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5 Awesome Spots For Perfectly Pierced Ears

Here’s the answer for your piercing question about how, where, prices and care for getting your little one’s ears pierced in LA.

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Inside Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Children’s Healing Art Project just won a Totally Awesome Award for Brightest Class for Kids with Special Needs in Portland. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more.…

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A Cancer Survivor’s Year in Review

As the dawn of a new year is upon us, let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

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For those of you who haven’t stopped your lives to faithfully read my every word for…

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Healing After Miscarriage

This topic is near and dear to my heart, so I’ve always had a hard time sharing or talking about it. But by sharing my story, I’m hoping it can help someone else. The topic I’m referring to is miscarriage.…

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A Killer in my House: How My Family and I Handled My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Photo: Mila & Such NYC
When I first got diagnosed I did not want to tell anyone, especially my daughter. My maternal instincts of trying to protect her from feeling pain and fear took over completely. I saw how she…

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Why I Cry As A Father

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They say “men don’t cry.”
They say that men are too tough to cry, and that crying is a show of weakness.

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To those men, I say you are sadly, very wrong.
It…

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Listen Up! Ear & Eye Protection Your Kids Will Actually Wear (& Love)

Slathering on sunscreen, healing cuts and bruises, and correctly buckling your kids into their carseats is just a normal day of parenthood. After all, you’re a mother hen whose instincts to protect and keep your family safe are always alert.…

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