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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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10 Reasons Moms Need Group Texts

About a year ago, a close friend moved across the country. She’s been home a few times since she moved but even with that, we don’t see each other any more than we did when she lived in here. I’ve known this friend for almost all of my adult life and we’ve been through dating, […]

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Five Things I Learned As the Mom of a Fussy Baby

Rose was a week old when the screaming started. At first, we thought it was something I ate. I had just annihilated one of those delicious, cheese-stuffed postpartum casseroles that little wingless angels leave on your doorstep after you have a baby. She’s not colicky, I told myself, knee-deep in denial. She must just be dairy-sensitive […]

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