Tag: motherhood

Using Reality TV to Escape My Reality

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I have a group of friends I get together with once or twice a week. They are typically wearing the latest fashions. I am...

Dear Long-Lost Friends: I Miss You!

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Dear Long-Lost Friends, I wanted to take a moment to apologize for being a terrible friend in the years since I’ve become a mom. I...

Dear Mom, a letter from the “other Mom”

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Dear Mom, Did you ever think you’d be here, sharing your child with another woman? Was there a time you would imagine your marriage wouldn’t...

NO PHONES AT THE TABLE

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In our house, family dinner is the one time of the day we all sit down together. We use this time to regroup as...

It Will Get Better, I Promise

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In the beginning, it's hard. I mean heart-wrenching, questioning if you can even do this, lay on the kitchen floor crying hard. You will...

Our Blended Family: What We Do to Make It Work

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As a little girl, I always dreamed of being a mom. I would one day grow up, get married, and have kids, preferably a...

Stop and Smell the Desitin

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If you've been a mom for more than 10 minutes, you've probably heard (and reacted to) the well-intended phrase, "Enjoy it! You're going to...

The End of a Decade: An Introspective on Life and Motherhood

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Did you know that Instagram was created in 2010? It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years, a whole decade since one of...

Why Women Need to Stop Saying “It’s OK” When It’s Not

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It’s a frosty Michigan morning, and your kid has a doctors appointment. You calculate the precise time they need to get up, so they...

Society’s Unrealistic Expectations of Motherhood

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I’ve seen it circulating social media, and I’m sure you have, too: “We expect women to work as if they don’t have children and...