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Be Thankful If You Have Loving Parents

I wouldn’t say I had a traumatic childhood, but I don’t remember much that was positive either. My parents were dysfunctional. Alcoholics to be blunt. They got divorced when I was a teenager. We were expecting it, so it wasn’t much of a shock. Between the heavy drinking and fighting, we knew it wasn’t going […]

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Dear Myself, Future Grandma

Dear Myself, Future Grandma: Think back to the day that you held your first baby for the first time – how the entire world shifted on its axis, how you would never be the same. That day, you were only thinking of the warm, blinking life in your arms, and not about how your mother […]

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Overwhelmed Mom: Why is Everything so Hard?

I’m an overwhelmed mom. For months now, I feel like I’ve been treading water, just barely keeping my head above the surface. Gasping for little breaths that fill my lungs just enough so I don’t float away.  And when I look around, it seems as though everyone else is pleasantly paddling along and I just […]

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