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Endometriosis 101

Endometriosis 101

If you have endometriosis, you are not alone. This painful, chronic condition affects as many as 6.3 million women in the U.S. and millions more worldwide, according to the Endometriosis Association. Although birth control medications can help to lessen the symptoms, they are not always the answer—especially if you are trying to get pregnant. Written […]

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Mom is not my identity

Mom is Not My Identity

Compliments after you enter motherhood include:  You’re a great mom!  Harper has a wonderful mom.  Motherhood looks good on you!  I wish I were as good a mom as you.  I hope someday I’m as good a mom as you are.  You are super mom!  Yep. Thank you so much! Truly, honestly, thank you. Sometimes […]

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An Ode to the Lunchable

An Ode to the Lunchable

Hey Lunchable. Hey… I see you, in the corner of the fridge, my sweet square-shaped meal time EpiPen, and I could kiss you on the mouth — assuming you had one in there somewhere. Someone once told me, “It doesn’t take a culinary genius to open a Lunchable.” And while that may be true, you […]

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The Last Baby Blues

The Last Baby Blues

The postpartum period is a weird time in general.  It’s unpredictable, lasts way longer than most expect it to, and generally morphs from day to day into something as new and equally as confusing as it was the day before. After my first child I was overcome with an anxiety so intense it took almost […]

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