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A Girl, Her Dog, and the Goodbye

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Detroit Moms Blog welcomes our community’s input on this difficult topic and is pleased to offer this guest post from Micki Rubinstein: In May of 2003, I received a call informing me she was born....

Why I Clean Instead of Sleep

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While I wave goodbye to the babysitter backing out of our driveway and lock the front door, I hear the shower turn on upstairs. My husband’s shoes lay haphazardly on the foyer tile while...

Six Reminders of Infertility and Tips to Successfully Navigate Them

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Detroit Moms Blog welcomes our community’s input on this important topic and is pleased to offer this guest post from Gloria Raines, a local infertility warrior: Navigating through the seemingly unchartered waters of infertility seems...

When the Rainbow Baby Never Comes

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Detroit Moms Blog welcomes our community’s input on this important topic and is pleased to offer this anonymous guest post from a local infertility warrior: Most women in the world of infertility have heard about...

Guest Post: Chinese Medicine and Infertility

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Chinese Medicine has a lot to offer those who are looking to conceive. Acupuncture increases blood flow to the reproductive system, regulates hormones, and calms the nervous system. Of course I recommend seeing an...

A “Play Date Mom” No More

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As I helped my son climb down a play structure, I saw her. From the back, she looked adorable: ankle socks, leggings, a baggy sweater, and a matching snow hat, complete with a pompon....

When Life Seasons Change

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Besides the short period where my obsession with whales made me think I needed to become a marine biologist, I had always wanted to teach. I loved school, enjoyed helping others, and held a...

Moms, Please Let Me Feel

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During the 3.5 years I’ve been a mother, I haven’t been able to eat alone, pee alone, shower alone, or just ever BE alone. Nevertheless, I’ve never– in 31 years– felt so alone. In her...

No FOMO Here: Parties Just Aren’t For Me

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My name is Danielle Alexander, and I loathe parties. Always have and probably always will.   It all started when I was 10. (Well, it had to have been apparent a lot earlier; however, fourth grade...

When Your Mother has Breast Cancer

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My mom and I love chocolate and coffee. We value being humble and kind. We’re both former teachers and mothers of two. But one difference between us is that she had cancer, and I...