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The Talk :: Discussing Sexuality with your Children at all Ages and Stages

“I can do this, I can do this,” she said. “One and done; it’s that simple, awkward for a moment, but then I’m done,” she preached to herself as she asked her 12-year-old daughter one Sunday afternoon to come into the sunroom for “the talk.” My how times have changed and my how times have […]

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Two Moms, One Kid, or Two? Fertility Challenges, Miscarriage, Finances, and the Struggle to Build a Family Part 2

Three years. Thousands of dollars. Surgery, ICIs, IUIs, headstands, and hope. (See Part 1 ) We wanted to have a child so badly. But none of it was working. Were we doing it wrong, was the timing off, or was I actually having fertility issues? After all, it was 3 years later, and I was […]

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Two Moms, One Kid, or Two? Fertility Challenges, Miscarriages, Finances, and the Struggle to Build a Family Part 1

In January, we, like many folks, take a long hard look at our budget. What the heck happened last year? How are we going to do better this year? We are looking at new strategies, new spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and tips for how to make dollars stretch so that we can be more financially successful […]

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I Don’t Want Another Baby.

No one warned me that there’s an unspoken threshold that occurs when your firstborn (your only) turns two. As the chubby fat rolls go away, as toddling steps turn into a self-assured run, society assesses your family status, and an invisible beacon turns on above your head: one that signals “it’s time.”  Time for what? […]

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What I Didn't Expect After Getting My Tubes TiedEricaBaumerMemphisMomsBlog

What I Didn’t Expect after Getting My Tubes Tied

When you get married, the popular question becomes, “When will you have babies?” When you have that first baby, then the question becomes, “When will you have another?” When you have that baby and then have another, the question persists, “Are you going to have any more?” And now I have the ultimate convo shut down.   […]

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