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The Pressure Cooker Feeling of Being a Parent

Parenting comes with pressure. I mean if the Duchess of Cambridge can admit to “experiencing a lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance under the pressures of being a perfect parent”—then we ‘normal’ moms don’t really stand a chance. We might not all be raising a future King with the world documenting our every move, […]

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To My Baby, Please Don’t Rush Growing Up.

Sleep, baby, sleep. Thy father’s watching the sheep. Thy mother’s shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee.” -Elizabeth Prentiss To you my sweet boy, as you drift off to dreamland… I know the curve of your delicate nose, the angle of your feather-soft eyelashes, the shape of your perfect little […]

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When Your Toddler is the Teacher

Before embarking on the adventure of starting a family, I felt as though I had this whole ‘life’ thing figured out. I went to college, graduated, paid bills, went grocery shopping—I was pretty dang good at ‘adulting.’ My husband and I had our first son in 2013 and while newborns have their own rules and […]

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