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"The EDGE"

Warning: These articles are part of our "Edge" series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words.

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Making Mom Friends

Are you one of those lucky moms who had a group of friends who all got pregnant and had kids around the same time?...
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What Happens to a Mother who is Judged Openly

We’ve all had our parenting skills called into question before. Whether we really were being openly judged by someone, or if it was all in...
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Dealing with Depression During the Holidays

Dealing with depression is never fun. I mean, really: never. But it can especially un-fun during celebratory times like the holidays. Add in Seasonal...
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What Did I Do Today? I Mothered

We all have these days where we look back and wonder, “What did I do today?” This thought usually hits me as my husband...
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Why I’ll Always Make Myself be in Pictures

I’m going to lay out a scenario you’ve all probably experienced at some point:You’re at a family gathering like a fun day on the...
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Explaining my Depression to my Toddler

Dear Baby Girl,I need to talk to you about something important. You probably won’t understand right now, since you’re not even three yet, but...
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Teaching Kids the History of Thanksgiving

Teaching history to young children can be a pretty thorny topic. (Columbus Day, anyone?) Even in the (many) years since I started school and...
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We All Lie To Our Kids

Don’t deny it; we’ve all done it. We’ve all lied to our kids about one thing or another.Sometimes we lie out of love: Baxter...
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Gross Habits We Develop As Parents

In just a few months, my oldest will be three years old. And in those three years, I am a little embarrassed to admit...
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Things I Wish I Had Known About Postpartum Sex

**My intention for writing about this topic is to prepare soon-to-be mothers about possible experiences they may encounter after having a baby that will...
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JUST A Stay At Home Mom

I’ve noticed a trend. Not the leggings-as-pants or the man-bun trends. This one runs rampant among Stay-At-Home Moms (SAHMs). Here it is:“What do you...
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What The “Postpartum Body” Really Means

I hardly recognize my physical self anymore. I look down at my body and see the marks left by each of my two babies,...