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I Got Issues. You Got ‘Em Too.

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This past Saturday, I attended my 30th high school reunion. Thirty years!!! How is it possible that I am old enough to say I did anything thirty years ago? I definitely do not feel that old. Well, I guess that’s not totally true. Physically, there are times when I do feel older. When I get […]

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The First-Timer’s Guide To Week 1: Let The Hazing Begin

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Truth be told, I barely remember the first week of motherhood. I was doped up from the c-section, nursing around the clock, hardly eating and barely sleeping. Thankfully, below are a few of the…

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I Love All Americans (Except Maybe The Sick F*ckers Who Stole My Family’s Picture — I Don’t Love Them So Much)

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It has come to my attention that my family’s picture is being used by members of a hate group that embraces racism, misogyny, homophobia, and anti-Semitism — basically anything that’s not straight, blond haired and blue eyed. I used to joke that my family was Hitler’s wet dream. It was a joke. Because surely nobody […]

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The First-Timer’s Guide To Not Feeling Like A Parenting Failure

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It’s so hard for me to believe my son is five-and-a-half. I remember bits and pieces of the first two years, but the last three have been a fast-paced growing, learning and blossoming blur. And,…

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This Is How I Did It

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I quit drinking a little over two weeks ago. Since then, I’ve received lots of messages of strength, encouragement, and solidarity. (Thank you so much for all your support!!!) I’ve also received a couple messages with questions and concerns. I think I may have a drinking problem. My issues with alcohol are the same as yours. How […]

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Do You Follow The DWYGD Parenting Style?

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It’s Ollie Wonka!
One of the hardest things about being a new parent for me was trying to follow all the insane amount of expert advice, and four hundred different “right ways” to hold, rock, wrap,…

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The One Thing Ever New Mother Should Have

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I’m partnering with Aeroflow, to talk about why every new mother should have a breast pump, and how she can get it covered by insurance thanks to the Affordable…

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