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Whether she “officially” suffers from anxiety or not isn’t my main concern. My concern is that she feels heard, seen, and understood.

Did My Child Inherit My Anxiety Disorder? ​

She insists I sign the form she brought home from school right now even though it’s not due for five more days. However, I am in the middle of Read...
Candy Mickels Mejia    |   10.11.18   |   SHARE
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My daughter moves unabashedly through this world taking up as much space as she damn well pleases.

I Want To Be Like My 12-Year-Old Daughter When I Grow Up​

My daughter moves unabashedly through this world taking up as much space as she damn well pleases. I want to be like my 12-year-old daughter! Read...
Rachel Cherry White    |   10.9.18   |   SHARE
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It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable.

My Complex Trauma Is The First Thing To Greet Me Each Morning

It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable. Read...
Kate Suddes    |   10.8.18   |   SHARE
Minds
I will always be a parent, always the mom, our home will always be their home, but they’ve outgrown life here.

Fear Not The Empty Nest: A Mother's Reflection

I will always be a parent, always the mom, our home will always be their home, but they’ve outgrown life here and that's my new normal. Read...
Trish Cantillon of The Refresh    |   09.21.18   |   SHARE
Families

Sorry Moms, You’re Never Not Going To Be Tired Again

Mothers are tired. We are just so, so tired. We are bone-crushingly practically-dead-from-exhaustion tired. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.14.18   |   SHARE
Families
I’m an empath raising an empath. Empaths are people who can absorb or intuit other people’s emotions.

It’s All About The Feels: I’m An Empath Raising An Empath​

My gut never lets me down. I’m an empath raising an empath. Empaths are people who can absorb or intuit other people’s emotions. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   09.11.18   |   SHARE
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Jen McLellan of @PlusMommy

This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
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As parents, we don’t always have the means to do everything we’d like to do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and quit living.

I’m A Selfish Mom & I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

Yes, I was being a selfish mom, I told her. But that didn’t make me wrong. People are constantly telling me to sacrifice my wellbeing for my kids. Read...
Ashley Austrew    |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
Families