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Committing to Myself: I’m Going To Lose Weight

I’m fat. I hate it and sometimes I hate my body. But I’m done feeling this way. I'm committing to myself. I'm going to lose weight.

How to Parent When You Have Hearing Loss

I sound like a broken record, even to myself. But I have no alternative. I have hearing loss. I need to teach my children how to speak so I can hear them.

Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer

Water is seriously magical. All you need is a bucket of water, a pool, water gun, or a sprinkler to make your child and her friends happy and engaged.

Parenting Through Anxiety

Summer sports, camps, trips, boredom, and crafts take over my world, space, and mind. I find myself spinning in circles some days.

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound

With two miscarriages, three children and a round of fertility treatments under my belt, I’ve had more ultrasounds than I can count on all my fingers and toes.

Saying Goodbye to my Goal Pants

My goal pants are toxic, and a dream that is not really mine, but one forced on me by what society says I should want.

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Fear that It Will Happen Again

We all know the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I’ve been through them...and added a sixth stage—fear.

The Problem with Mommy Wine Culture

We are surrounded by the mommy wine culture daily. Shirts that say "I run on coffee and wine." The normalization of alcoholism is a problem.

Parenting a Child with Invisible Special Needs

I hear all the time how “normal” my son seems and looks of surprise when people meet him. I worry about him because his special needs are almost invisible.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Tips for Staying Safe

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Take care of yourself and protect you and those you love from the sun’s harmful UV rays.