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Part III: I Feel Like an IVF Failure

This is Part III in a series of blog posts by the author who has chosen to stay anonymous during her fertility journey. Click to read Part I and Part II. I feel like a failure — at IVF, that is. Last time you heard from me, we were anxiously awaiting to find out if any […]


The Mom I Hope My Kids Remember

Now that I am a parent, I often try to remember when I was a kid and what my parents were like with me back then. It might be a “How did they handle that parenting challenge?” or a “I can’t believe I sound like my mother!” and sometimes it’s a “That’s a nice memory.” I […]


5 New Year’s Resolutions All Moms Should Make

Resolution (res-o-lu-tion) – noun. A firm decision to do or not do something. It’s that time of year when we all think about what we want to achieve in the next 12 months. Lose weight, decrease debt, exercise more… you know the usual rundown. Only a small percentage of people actually keep their resolutions, so this year, I’m challenging […]


Now That It’s Finally Election Day, Can We All Be Friends Again?

It’s finally here (thank God). Election Day. More specifically, 2016 Election Day. Some are calling it the most polarizing presidential election in U.S. history. It has resulted in shouting matches, violence, breakups, estranged family members, failed Facebook friendships — you name it. Emotions have been running high for months, along with a slew of hateful rather passionate […]

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Learning to Love My Mom Bod

For as long as I can remember, body image has been an ongoing struggle. I started going through puberty, and I worried about not being as curvy as other girls… and then, a year later, I started worrying about being too curvy. I grew up worrying about everything that went into my mouth and participated […]