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Stuff Moms Say

Moms say the weirdest stuff to each other. Just met? EVEN BETTER. I have made friends out of complete strangers because of motherhood. Swapping recipes and parenting horror stories are just the tip of the iceberg! Does any of this sound familiar? What’s your bedtime routine? Ours is a lot like Frodo and Sam taking […]

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I’m Sorry. No, Thank You.

To me, single motherhood can be summed up in one word: Late. I wake up late, the kids are never to school on time, I spend most of my day running behind, I go to bed way too late. My to-do list is never complete and most of what I accomplish is late too. And […]

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Keeping in Touch Across the Miles

One of the interesting things that I have discovered since moving to Portland is that so many of the other parents I meet while we are out and about have also relocated to this wonderful city. It has been fun to get to know people originally from different parts of the country and world, and […]

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A Partner’s Role in Postpartum Recovery

During pregnancy, everything shouted “Postpartum Depression.” If I picked up a flier or attended a group for new mothers, Postpartum Depression was discussed. It was important to my partner and I that we work together to minimize the risk of facing this scary condition. While pregnant, my partner and I attended new parent group meetings […]

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