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Dear Mom, You are Enough: A Letter From Your Child

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As moms, we are often our own worst critics. But do our children view us this way? "Flip the switch" for a front-row view...

Dear Mothers, Your Sacrifice is Not in Vain

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Motherhood and sacrifice are synonymous, a truth we learn as we become mothers ourselves. Her jeans have holes in them, and her shoes are worn....

Navigating Parenting as You Go: That’s How This Gig Works

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Until you have kids, you can only guess how you will tackle the challenge of parenting. And chances are, you are going to guess...

When Your Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan: A Journey to...

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Everyone has their own birth story. Sometimes they have an elaborate birth plan. Occasionally everything goes according to that plan, but most times, we...

Delivery of a Sweet Baby Boy: A Journey to Motherhood

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Sometimes during labor and delivery, the best birth plan is no plan at all.    I was lucky.  I stopped taking birth control, we tracked for...

Lessons From the Mothers that Came Before Me: Journey To Motherhood

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  Who you are as a mother can be a product of the mothers that came before you. What you do with the lessons you...

Becoming More Like MY Mom : A Journey to Motherhood

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  The first time I really felt like a mom was when I caught myself starting to act more like MY mom. Some of my...

Forty with Fortitude: Happily Skipping ‘Over the Hill’

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At the end of this month, I turn the much-fussed-about 40. As a child of 1980, I get the bonus of beginning each new...

A Tale of Two Pregnancies: How Different Can They Be?

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Not even a week after giving birth to my daughter in the fall of 2017, my husband and I agreed we wouldn’t have any...

STLMB Perspectives: Why I Chose to Exclusively Breastfeed

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My friend wanted to meet for coffee next week, and I asked if Chick-fil-A was ok so that my two-year-old could hang in the...