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Meanderings at the End of my 3-Month Maternity Leave

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I started back to work last Monday after an amazing three months of maternity leave (13 weeks, actually) with my two littles, baby Scarlett and my almost-4-year-old, Juliette. When I had Juliette four years ago, we were only in a position financially for me to take seven weeks off, and although it was definitely hard …

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Real Moms, Real Stories

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Postpartum depression and anxiety: Why doesn’t anyone talk about this? Well I’m talking about it now. Where to start… Loading up my toddler and all our stuff to leave the house triggered that anxious feeling. “I can’t fucking breathe!” I exclaimed, leaning against the car. It’s still morning. It’s too early …

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Something For Everyone at the Reno Running Fest September 8-9

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I’m really not good at running. I’m seriously just not built for it, and I am a bit slow. OK, I’m really slow. But I’ve recently gotten into running again thanks to joining Orange Theory. Turns out I actually enjoy pushing myself when a coach tells me what to do. …

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Finding Grace In This Season Of Life

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We all strive to be the best parents we can be. What does “the best parents we can be” really mean, though? It’s easy to want to compare ourselves to friends or family who have been through the early stages of parenthood before, but how many of us take the time …

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