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Sacrifice: (synonym) Motherhood

This is a journal entry from three weeks post-partum. I was overwhelmed by C-section recovery and the transition to two children. Much has changed since

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Motherhood: Fully Initiated

You know you’re a Mom* when . . . You can wipe nose—that is, someone else’s nose. Sans-tissue. Without gagging. You mentally congratulate yourself when

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25 Things I Love About My Mom

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Mom Songs

It’s Mother’s Day week, and I’m celebrating with a playlist. There are thousands of songs about romance, but sometimes I need music to represent the other relationships in my life.  These

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Of Breast and Baby

Maybe you’ve already heard this song from a breastfeeding consultant or from WIC staff, but I must add my voice to the chorus: breastfeeding is

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Sitting Still

Sitting still is part and parcel of motherhood, and we don’t always get to choose how long, where, or with whom. Can good be found in the sitting?

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