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7 Ways My Menstrual Cup Rocks

I recently explained why on earth a perfectly sane woman like me would ever bother trying a menstrual cup. There I was just enjoying a normal tampon life, when motherhood forced me try something new. I tried it. I liked it. I haven’t looked back. So in case you are cringing at the idea of […]

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I’m a Hypocritical Mother

Having a daughter enter the wonderful world of womanhood gave me a front row seat to the jarring reality of how poorly our society had prepared me to prepare her. I think my husband said it best, when I was distracting my son so that my daughter could sneak maxi pads into her suitcase for […]

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A Dragon Ate My Princess: 7 Scary Tales of Mothering Girls Through Puberty

You’ve heard of the 7 year itch in marriage? Well, there’s a 7 year twitch in parenting. Ages 11 – 18. I’m halfway through death valley, seasoned in dodging the eye roll but still learning the slang and technology. For those just entering these years, let me be your cautionary tale. These are the seven […]

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A Mother’s Intuition

Mother’s intuition is a real thing. For me, it’s that strange moment of clarity out of the blue where you just know something. Particularly when you know something is just not right. And you usually know it before anyone else does. Intuitively.  I’ve read about how losing one of the five senses seems to heighten […]

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Are you still nursing?

Are you still nursing? I get this question a lot.  Depending on the speaker, the tone, inflection and/or accompanying look can vary widely. The reason I get this question regularly is because my boys, who are both still nursing, are three and a half and seventeen (17) months. Neither are babies any longer and we […]

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