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The One Where It Turns Out I’m Not Handling It All That Well

Frantic Mother

The word that best describes my life right now is: frantic. I feel like no matter what I do, no matter how well I prepare for each day, I am completely frantic.  I feel like I’m constantly in a race against time to try to get done what needs to …

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I am a mom-judger

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I am a mommy-judger. Full disclosure: it was so easy to judge. It IS so easy to judge. Judging tells me that I’m not failing completely as a mother. It makes me feel like I’ve got something together. I compare, tear, and smugly look on as a child is screaming …

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A Mom’s Guide to Avoiding Breastfeeding “Booby Traps”

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As a breastfeeding mother, we have all received some form of breastfeeding advice. This could come from your OB, midwife, pediatrician, RN, IBCLC, MIL, mother, and friends and of course even strangers! Most women report they hear conflicting messages and almost everyone has a “different” opinion. Many “booby traps” can stand in our …

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I am beautiful (contest)

I am beautiful

I was getting ready for a fancy event not long ago, and I put on a maternity dress. For any of you who have been pregnant, you might remember the “potato sack” fashion. It’s the one that de-emphasizes your figure, and leaves to question whether you’re pregnant or not. Because, …

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