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Solo Parenting

Single parents don’t get the credit–or the help–they deserve. This thought crosses my mind each time I am faced with another round of solo parenting. Let me be clear: solo parenting is not the same as single parenting. I am extremely fortunate to have a very committed and helpful partner who is not only a […]

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Becoming a Mom Gave Me Sensory Issues

Okay, well maybe motherhood didn’t GIVE me sensory issues, but it certainly didn’t help with the issues I already had. Growing up, I always knew I was “overly annoyed” at certain sounds. It wasn’t all sounds that bothered me, mostly ones associated with eating and breathing; you know, just the sounds you need to make in […]

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The Lost Village

You send out the baby announcements and everyone rings with joy. You receive endless congratulations and suffocating support. Everyone talks of what experiences they want to share with the newest addition, and you finally begin to accept that you aren’t in this alone. And then the village disappears. Where did they go? My husband and […]

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Why it’s OK for a mom to need time away from her baby

As an only child, I’ve always had a deep-rooted appreciation for alone time. It’s how I recharge my battery after a long, trying day. My husband, being the youngest of three, on the other hand, rarely has the urge to sit in a quiet room and scroll mindlessly through Instagram in total solitude as a […]

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