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I want him to stay little for as long as he can. I don't hold him back from growing up by any means, but I'm also not rushing him into it, despite what others say to do.

I’m a Mom Who’s Afraid to Let Go

I love seeing my 2-and-a-half-year-old son learn new things. Just the other day, he said a full sentence that I actually understood the first time he said it. He was looking for his monster truck toy and said, “Where’s monster truck? Oh! There it is! It was hiding!” Simple, I know. Well, I started to […]

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To All The Friends I’ll Leave Behind

May is Military Appreciation Month and, while I’ve written about it before, this year really has me thinking.  As anyone can guess, it’s not always easy being part of a military family. My husband is often gone, be it for half a year while our children are being born or overnight the exact evening of […]

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It’s True, I Have a Broken Vagina

For as long as I can remember, intercourse has been painful. I barely recall it being enjoyable in my 20s, but for the most part, it has hurt me more than it has pleasured me. Let me explain. I have been plagued with intolerable menstrual cramps, abdominal pain and heavy periods since my teens. Irritable […]

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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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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 […]

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