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This post was written in honor of World Prematurity Day on November 17th and aims to spark conversation and awareness about an often overlooked repercussion of traumatic births. In an ideal world, those first beautiful moments you gaze into your baby’s eyes creates a life-long bond. But in the real world, this doesn’t always happen. […]
A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Instagram when I came across a post by Humans of New York. I always love the page’s insightful glimpses into ordinary people’s lives, and this one was no different. The woman being interviewed said, “I was a good mother. I was always proud of that. I always […]
You may remember the scene in the movie Office Space where the character Milton is left passing out pieces of cake to everyone else until the cake runs out. He never ends up getting any and is left to exclaim, “I was told there would be cake!” This is sometimes how motherhood feels to me. […]
When my husband had his vasectomy a few months ago, I had no idea what to do or how to support him, and I didn’t even know who to ask. We were the first of our friends to have kids, and now that we have all the kids we need, we were the first to […]
After seeing my OB/GYN doctor for nine months, I felt a huge void after I gave birth. I got along well with her and felt like I was getting excellent care. Then I had my baby. I saw her for my 6-week checkup and that was the end. Last year I found an article on […]
Disclaimer for the teenage (probably angst-ridden) boy of mine who may someday find this on the dark recesses of the internet: I do not regret your name—I hope you don’t either. Plus, you were a far easier infant than your siblings, so don’t let this tarnish the stories of your babyhood. Perspective, please. As for […]
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This post was written one month ago, just hours after miscarriage. I have three young kids: a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 9-month old baby girl. It’s great when they get along, but the two older boys bicker constantly. It saps all of my energy to keep them from killing each other. And to add […]
As I write this, I am weeks away from meeting baby No. 3. Braxton Hicks contractions are in full swing and I’m on the lookout for every possible sign my weeble-wobble days are at an official end. Because I somehow missed the pregnancy-is-beautiful-and-nothing-but-a-minor-discomfort gene everyone else in my family seems to have inherited, I have […]
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