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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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The Emotional Burden of Aging Parents

I am crying. It’s not unusual. With the lack of sleep, my third (unexpected) pregnancy, and my mother berating me again, I am a ball of emotions. I feel the burden on my shoulders every day. It’s all the needs. My son needs to do his homework, my daughter, now able to read, wants to read […]

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