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What You Sign Up for with Marriage

Getting Married: What You Sign Up For

When my husband married me, he didn’t know he was signing up for a wife who throws fatigue-induced tantrums because our nearly-one-year-old son still doesn’t sleep through the night! He didn’t know his wife would be the pallbearer at my grandfather’s funeral. He didn’t know he’d have to love me through piles of laundry and […]

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School Shootings: Let’s Unite Against Violence

I went to Columbine High School. Remember that name? It was the site of one of deadliest school shootings in American history. Two students killed 13 classmates, then committed suicide in the library. Most people remember where they were when the World Trade Center fell. I do, too. But just as vividly, I remember the day […]

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My Boobs Failed Me: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work

One of the things I never questioned about being a mom was my desire to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has so many benefits for mama and baby—it just seemed like a no-brainer. And even though I knew, intellectually, that my big boobs didn’t necessarily mean more food for my baby, it seemed like I had good equipment for […]

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Reading Aloud: Why Do We Do It?

This is the first in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo Freire says it best: “Yet only through communication can human life hold meaning.” We talk to our children from birth; we spend countless hours and millions of words communicating with them over a lifetime. […]

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Beyond Valentine’s Day

One thing stands out to me: Good relationships should be celebrated and Valentine’s Day should be celebrated in some fashion. Whatever fits your relationship, your personalities and where you are in your journey: cute, fun, gimmicky, reflective, serious, sensual, sexual. Whatever fits the two of you the best at that point in your relationship. Have […]

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