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Here's how to cope with a toxic family member.

What To Do When You Have A Toxic Family Member

Do you have that ONE family member? The one that makes family gatherings risky at best and scary at worst. Here's how to cope with a toxic family Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.22.18   |   SHARE
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Because like my mother, I’m not perfect. I’m just not that type of mom.

Becoming A Mother Helped Me To Forgive My Own

I didn’t see similarities between my mother and I until years later, after I became a mother. The constant conflict hid how my mother and I are alike Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   05.10.18   |   SHARE
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So why do pregnancy announcements still affect me so much?

Pregnancy Announcements Can Be Hard When Dealing With Infertility

Pregnancy announcements are the norm all over social media. But for someone experiencing infertility, seeing those announcements can be triggering. Read...
Risa Kerslake    |   05.9.18   |   SHARE
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Untitled Watercolor by Anthony Diecidue

Looking Like My Mother Is The Closest I'll Ever Be To Her

She was a mother who couldn’t mother. Mental illness absorbed my mother’s maternal soul and left a hollow shell that morphed her. Read...
Lira Kellerman    |   05.2.18   |   SHARE
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If you’re struggling with infertility, I see you. I know what the isolation of infertility feels like.

For National Infertility Awareness Week, Let's #FlipTheScript

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week and this year’s theme is #FlipTheScript — the goal being to change the conversation about infertility. Read...
Erin Khar   |   04.23.18   |   SHARE
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Is it okay to mourn the child that never was?

I Was Pregnant With Twins But Delivered One Baby​

Is it okay to mourn the child that never was? That seeped into my blood without my even noticing? I only delivered one baby but I was pregnant with Read...
Talia Liben Yarmush    |   04.18.18   |   SHARE
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Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together.

How Watching Dawson's Creek Brought Me Closer To My Dad

Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together. And, thankfully, a tradition — and a bond — was formed. Read...
Melissa Blake    |   03.30.18   |   SHARE
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I’m not ready to be mom material, and for that, I sometimes feel intimidated by my friends.

All My Friends Are Pregnant & I Am Jealous That I'm Not... Even Close

Friends call — once or twice a month — to tell me that they are pregnant.I’m no longer over-the-moon happy for them; I’ve become jealous. Read...
Jen Glantz    |   03.19.18   |   SHARE
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