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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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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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On Embracing Seasons

I. Hate. Winter. There. I said it.  I grew up in Wisconsin, so it’s not like I’m not used to the snow, ice, and cold. It’s just that I don’t like it. Beyond that, I just love summer. So much so, that from the first day of August until the first snowflake falls, I find […]

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