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Say “Yes” to You

I couldn’t believe it was happening, as it happened. I actually said “no.” As a people-pleasing, “YES!” person, it felt kind of amazing. Who am I kidding? Saying “no” was also kind of terrifying. OK, OK, totally terrifying. What FOMO am I bringing upon myself by not doing something?! It’s incomprehensible. It’s unbelievable. It’s done. […]

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#sorrynotsorry: Being Okay With Moving On

This recent back-to-school season was an important one for me. My youngest child headed off to a full-day, five-day-a-week preschool program, leaving me and my stay-at-home lifestyle to figure out what comes next. For the past five years, more or less, I always had someone near by, and usually that someone needed things. And then, […]

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Firing Dr. Google

When you first gaze upon the positive indicator on that pregnancy test, you immediately start thinking about hearing the heartbeat and seeing the sonograms and enduring the excruciating pain of labor  enjoying the wonders of the birth experience. You enlist the support of an outstanding OB-GYN, of course, but in this day and age, anybody who’s […]

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A Piercing Question

My Puerto Rican mother said her parents pierced her ears before she left the hospital as a baby, but that wasn’t the case for me. And in a classic case of “he said, she said,” my mom insists that my dad didn’t want it done. When I recently asked him about it he said he […]

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Morning Sickness: Diary of a Wimpy Mama

Dear Diary… 5 weeks I am writing this exactly five weeks into my longed-for pregnancy. Whoever said that infertility veterans should not complain about pregnancy symptoms is a jerk. You know I’m no whiner. You know I have a crazy pain tolerance—both physically and emotionally—but this is bringing me to my knees. I look like death warmed […]

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