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We Need to Talk More About Miscarriage

As moms, we share about many things that happen in our lives. We talk about sleepless nights and our absolute and complete exhaustion. We discuss diapers and their contents. We share about our relationships and how they have changed after having children. We’re even talking more about post-partum depression and anxiety. But there’s something we […]

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Books That Break Gender Stereotypes: Part II

For as many times as I have heard comments about gender stereotypes for girls, I have heard as many comments towards boys. “Your hair looks like a girl!” “Pink is a girl color!” “You’re at the girl table!” Often times the emphasis put on the word “girl” is that of disdain, or disgust.  It never ceases to […]

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This Mom of Boys Is Outraged

I don’t know how to react to the recent news involving Brock Turner and his “20 minutes of action” other than to be outraged. I am outraged at Turner for not only sexually attacking an unconscious human being, but also for not taking responsibility for his actions.  I am outraged by the letter his father […]

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The Day My Son Wandered Off

A few weeks ago my oldest son, the baby, and I were in a busy market where we shop every Sunday (give or take) for our weekly groceries. We have been going to this market since my oldest was born and he is now almost five years old- making the jump from car seat in the cart to sitting in […]

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The Mom Olympics

The 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil are just around the corner and I am super excited! I love the Olympics, both winter and summer.  For the last winter Olympics we didn’t yet have access to our television, but my husband moved quickly to set up our antennae so I could watch as much downhill skiing, half […]

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A Boy Heart in a Girl Body

Years ago I sat across the table from a mom at a parent/teacher conference chatting away about how her daughter Bella* was doing in kindergarten. We talked about reading readiness, math skills, and writing, but what she was really interested in was how Bella was doing socially.  “Do you think she’ll grow out of it?” she asked […]

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