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Supermom Has it All… Including Postpartum Depression

Looking at other parents’ Facebook or Instagram feeds may make it seem like they really have it all…  a wonderful marriage, a supportive spouse with a successful job, a beautiful house in the suburbs with a white-picket fence and a big yard for the dog, at least two children (including at least one boy and one girl), and fashionable […]

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You Are Strong

Why it happens, I still will never understand. The pain, the grief of life, the things that aren’t supposed to happen. These things hit you, and they come out of nowhere and swallow you up in big waves. You spend days, weeks, months and sometimes years struggling through, hurting just to breath, wanting to rise […]

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Take Heart! Hope for the Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer Patient

Dear Friend, I am so sorry. You didn’t ask for this, and you probably didn’t see this coming. Scared. Upset. Alone. None of us feel ready to face this type of news. And all of us are confused by this thing they call The Good Cancer. Because it sure doesn’t feel good. Right? Treatments. Doctors. Family. […]

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We Are Mothers Who Have Lost

1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Each year in the United States, there are about 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediately obvious cause. Sometimes, in the midst of something deeply painful, reading someone else’s story brings an odd comfort in the sense […]

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Mom in the Making

It was late 2011, and I was coming down from the most amazing year of my life. It was the year I married my best friend on my family’s farm, surrounded by 300 of our friends and family. Jesse is my complete opposite, and hands down, the coolest person I’ve ever met. The best decision […]

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