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My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich.

Why Grocery Delivery Service Is The "Luxury" My Low-Income Family Relies On

My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   10.24.18   |   SHARE
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Rachel Cherry White and Tony Cherry

7 Things A Person WIth Down Syndrome Wished You Knew

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Here are seven things my brother, a person with Down Syndrome, wished you knew about his life. Read...
Rachel Cherry White    |   10.23.18   |   SHARE
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I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

12 Alternatives To A Gender Reveal Party

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   10.22.18   |   SHARE
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The author with her daughter.

I Will Never Be Pregnant, And I'm Finally OK With That

I never was able to get pregnant. And after five surgeries and two failed rounds of IVF, it was a dream I had to let go of at the age of 28. Read...
Leah Campbell    |   10.18.18   |   SHARE
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5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.15.18   |   SHARE
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5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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Catching The In-Between Moments 

No staged family photo looks natural; no family actually looks like they do in those Holden Caulfield moments. Let's capture the in-between moments! Read...
Nathan Timmel of The Good Men Project    |   08.31.18   |   SHARE
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My Mother Is Alive And I Mourn Her Every Day

The truth is, I have no idea where she is. I don’t even know if my mother is alive. I haven’t spoken to my mother for eight years. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
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