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Depression During Pregnancy: Unspoken Pain

It was a random night in the winter of 2008. I was conducting tear-soaked web searches for “depression during pregnancy,” because Antepartum Depression was an unknown term to me at the time. I didn’t find anything except information about Postpartum Depression. This made me cry harder. I quit my job of four years at the …

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9 (Not-Awkward) Baby Shower Games

Baby showers! What a fun time to celebrate with the mom-to-be or—hello, 2016—the parents-to be! Except when it’s not fun. Like when it’s game time and things get…awkward… Those of you planning showers may be wondering if you can skip the games altogether. This is totally an option if you’re doing a non-traditional shower (think …

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What No One Tells You About the Last Day of Preschool

You know that stage in pregnancy when you’re reading all the books, articles, and blog posts you can get your hands on? The no-holds-barred kind that tell-it-like-it-is: 10 Pregnancy Side Effects No One Likes to Talk About. 7 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-section. The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide …

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Everybody Pees When They Sneeze… Right?

Hello, dear readers! If any of you happen to be my friends or relations, you might want to stop reading now because we’re about to veer into TMI territory. You’ve been warned. So, while I was pregnant, I read all the “things they don’t tell you” articles and books. I knew that there was a …

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Valentine’s Day is for Lovers

Ah, Valentine’s Day! A time to buy a box of the crappiest, most-character-covered, cheapest cards I can find, or to spend more money and time than the end products are worth to craft Pinterest-inspired, Instagram-worthy Valentines.  All so my child—who can’t read—can give them to her classmates. Who also can’t read. If we’re really lucky, …

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