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I Had Postpartum Depression Twice…And I Still Want a Third Child

I’m struggling.  Big time.  I feel like I’m losing a big part of myself over this struggle.  I swear, since becoming a mom I have been through hell and back. I lost my damn mind.  Why on God’s green Earth would I even ponder a third child? But…the struggle is real. I feel like a part of my is dying now that my babies are no longer babies anymore. I know. What am I thinking? I’m thinking I turn 40 in June. My oldest is nearly nine and my little…

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I Forgot to Love My Husband: Here’s What Happened

I love my husband Gabe more than I thought it was possible to love anyone, but sometimes I forget. I get swept up in our day-to-day life, managing the comings and goings of our tribe and making sure they’re fed a vegetable every third day or so, and I forget. I forget that I’m doing all this next to a guy who, when I see him walking toward me in a crowd, still makes me look twice. I forget that when we were dating, teenage-girl butterflies swarmed my stomach when…

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Must Love Chickens

I can pinpoint the hour and minute I fell in love with Gabe. We’d been dating only a short time, and it was easy and comfortable and SO MUCH fun. Still, I didn’t want a serious relationship with anyone because I was still processing the end of my marriage to my ex-husband Billy, and everything that went along with that. A relationship with Gabe was further complicated by the fact that we’d been friends for nearly fifteen years. Loving anyone felt risky, and loving Gabe especially so. To avoid that,…

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#ManCrushMonday: New Dad Andrew from Tiu Review

Welcome to #RealityMoms #ManCrushMonday—a weekly video segment hosted by our super awesome, Reality Mom Kathryn that features our favorite men and fathers in our lives and lets them tell us why we should all meet them and of course, love them. Every week, we want you to meet a super, fantastic (and handsome) Dad from various locations and walk of life with the common thread of parenthood. In this week’s Man Crush Monday segment, we are introducing you to a soon-to-be, first-time Dad, Andrew of Tiu Review. Hailing from Queens…

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Before We Were #RealityMoms: Our Weddings

I loved my wedding. My husband and I had so much fun planning it and it was a great day. My favorite memory is that we got married by a duck pond, so of course, we had pictures taken by the pond. But where there are ducks there is, well you know, duck dirt. As we were walking back to the reception he stopped and got on his knees to clean off my shoes. All of sudden we both had a strange feeling and looked up and we saw all…

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