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Motherhood: The Most Empowering Part of My Life

When it comes to empowering women today, career ambitions often take center stage. Ask a young girl what she wants to be when she grows up, and we applaud answers like “a scientist,” “a doctor” or “a lawyer.” What about an answer like “a mother” or “a wife?” In our haste to make sure women […]

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The Story of the Death of My Old Life

The lady with the cards didn’t look like what I pictured a tarot card reader to look like but, perhaps, it was her middle-aged, motherly look that put me at ease and made me vulnerable. I was just starting my second trimester. Finally over the nausea and fatigue that had plagued my first trimester, this […]

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Feel Better, Do Better: A Health and Wellness Pep-Talk for Moms {Part 4}

Here is our fourth installment in our ongoing series with our partners at Harrington & Associates Plastic Surgery! Dr. Jennifer Harrington is here to discuss topics surrounding women’s health and wellness. In this installment of my series, I want to talk about something that’s on the minds of most of the moms I talk to […]

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First Trimester Isolation

One of the most beautiful times of many women’s lives has turned out to be the most isolating time in mine. The first trimester of pregnancy. Pregnancy is supposed to be lovely and glowing and all things good, and it is lovely and glowing and all things good…but just not at first. At least not […]

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Postpartum Hair Loss & Bed Sweats

What in the… You guys. This is no joke. There are so many things. So many things you get told about what to expect for your postpartum recovery. The depression, baby blues, constipation, hemorrhoids, sore nipples, hormonal shifts…you name it.  {Photo credit: K Solberg} And while all those things are totally true, what someone failed […]

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Feel Better, Do Better: A Health and Wellness Pep-Talk for Moms {Part 3}

We are back for the third post in our ongoing series with our partners at Harrington & Associates Plastic Surgery! Dr. Jennifer Harrington is here to discuss topics surrounding women’s health and wellness. Real talk, ya’ll. As moms, we all know that after giving birth to our children, certain parts of our bodies are just […]

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What I Learned When My Kid Had Surgery

When a suspicious lump started growing on my daughter’s eyelid, we immediately consulted Dr. Google.  In our professional expertise, we diagnosed her with “probably just a stye or something” and treated it like the internet told us to: with hot packs and gentle eyelid cleaning.  Months later, it had only gotten bigger.  And let me […]

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