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The Day I Wanted to Quit

The Day I Wanted to Quit

I have been a stay-at-home mom for three years. I have sometimes loathed being stuck in a breastmilk-stained T-shirt with the scent of baby poo faintly on my hands, but most of the time I have loved being there for the good, the bad, and the ugly day in and day out. I know what […]

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Surrendering to Motherhood

In eight years of being a mom, I never cried “uncle.” Until last summer, in July, when I called my own mother in tears and begged her to come down and help me. I had 6-week-old twins, one of whom never stopped crying. And I was at the lowest point I’d been, ever, as a […]

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Why We All Could Benefit From Jacksonville's FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Why We All Could Benefit From FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Confession: Several years ago, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, which is a fancy term for the fact that I worry excessively for (usually) no good reason. For instance, this is my brain on anxiety: My husband is only pretending to be in love with me and is actually plotting divorce. My 5-month-old is going to choke […]

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Screen Safety: What Every Parent Needs To Know

Protecting our children is every parent’s most important job, but many feel outmatched when it comes to the virtual world. We struggle to keep up with all the apps available, let alone the updates that seem to be released the second we finally understand something. We try to be vigilant about snooping through our children’s tablets and phones, only […]

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The Day My Daughter Thanked Me for Letting Her Clean Her Room

When I was pregnant, I remember I was terrified of parenting. Of course I knew all the stuff I should know, like how to change a diaper, swaddle a newborn — so on and so on. What I didn’t know was how to parent that bundle of joy. But do any of us? 
My first […]

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