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The End to the Argument “What Kind of Parenting is Harder”

Momming is hard. It’s an underappreciated, underpaid, and understaffed position with benefits in the form of cuddles and kisses, precocious smiles, high-pitched giggles, scraped knees, dirty kitchen tables, and endless laundry. It’s also one of the most hotly contested arguments among women today — Who has it worse? I’ve been (almost) all the types of […]

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Breast Cancer and Boudoir Photos

The first time I posed in my bra and panties I giggled at the absurdity of standing nearly naked in front of a stranger who was taking my photo. The second time, I felt incredibly comfortable and confident wearing lingerie, even though my body was a wreck. The third and most recent time, I felt […]

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Things Moms Do Not Want to Wake Up To

Mornings are hard anyway, but as a new family of six (!), routines are being altered as we adjust to having doubled our household size. But over the last month, there have been several (unwanted) morning “surprises” around the house. And not all of them have been good ones. In no particular order, I present […]

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Breast Cancer :: My Story

Note: this is my experience. Everyone has a different cancer story and experience. Treatments vary person to person. Check with your doctor or medical professional for what’s best for you and your condition. I found a lump in my right breast while I was watching TV. I immediately googled “breast lumps,” but found nothing helpful. […]

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