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I Wish It Were As Simple As Breastmilk vs. Formula

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I wish it were as simple as breastmilk vs. formula, but for me and my babies, it is anything but. I've always known I wanted to breastfeed for as long as my babies wanted. I...
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My Nonbinary Journey Update

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Here’s another update about my nonbinary journey. I wanted to preface this post with a quick discussion about Nex Benedict. At the time of this writing, there has not been an update regarding whether...

It’s (Maybe Not) All My Fault: OCD in Motherhood

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I was working on a project when my phone rang. I looked down and gasped. It was my daughter's teacher. Without even picking up, I instantly thought, "Whatever this is, whatever happened, it's all...

Gratitude and Grief: Our Journey to an Autism Diagnosis

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Our middle child was diagnosed with autism in 2022. The journey has been one of gratitude and grief. I knew something was different about our precious boy, even from infancy, but I could never put...

Twice-Exceptional: Raising a Gifted and Neurodivergent Child

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Savannah's chocolate-colored, twinkling eyes looked up at me. She asked, "Mommy, what is the moon made of?" Her voice didn't sound like a two-year-old; her diction and articulation were that of a much older...

“Why Are You Fat?” and Other Words That Hurt My Daughter

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My seven-year-old daughter has been body-shamed since kindergarten. She's in second grade now, and nothing has changed; in fact, it's gotten worse. I don't know how I'm supposed to start this because I feel terrible...

What I’ve Learned In Therapy

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It took me three tries to find a therapist that I clicked with. They weren't just listening to me and regurgitating what I told them. Instead, they actively work to understand what I'm trying...

Postpartum Depression: It May Not Happen Again

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Please note that this post contains references to suicide and depression. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Call or text 988 or...

I Can’t Decide If I Want Another Baby

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"Do you think you will try for another?" When it comes to motherhood, this question is a tale as old as time. I have seen it asked in various ways in parenting Facebook groups. I...

I Didn’t Realize How Much I Needed My Mom Until I Became a Mom

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I had a great childhood, and I felt loved by my parents. I felt safe and well cared for, but I became independent early on in my life. Not sure exactly why. Maybe it...

A Lost Voice: A Mom Living in Postpartum Darkness

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A tiny hand wrapped around my finger. Soft snores bundled in my arms. Staring down at a tiny nose and a perfect pout. This moment makes pregnancy and labor all worth it. It’s what...

Nonbinary Life Update

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It’s been a moment since I shared an update about my nonbinary journey. If you’ve read my previous post, I talked about discovering how I was nonbinary, sharing the revelation with my husband, health...

Good Enough

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In the fourth grade, I was so excited that I aced a math test. More specifically, it was an A-, but still, it was the fact that I studied and worked so hard to...

Did I Just Go From Postpartum to Perimenopause?

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I got married later in life and had kids later in life. I had my last baby at 39 years old. I went through all of the normal (or maybe not normal but common)...