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I wish I had a mother. I don’t miss her; I do miss the idea of her.

I Wish I Had A Mother

Biologically speaking, I do have a "mother." There is a woman somewhere who gave birth to me. But that's not a mom and I really wish I had a mother! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
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The money is great, but it is not the best part of becoming a working mom by far.

How Being A Working Mom Has Changed My Marriage

The money is great, but it is not the best part of becoming a working mom. Having my own career has shifted the power balance of my relationship. Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.13.17   |   SHARE
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Posting about my miscarriage on Facebook was the most cathartic thing I could have done for myself.

What Happened When I Posted About My Miscarriage On Facebook

Posting about my miscarriage on Facebook was the most cathartic thing I could have done for myself. It allowed me to validate my feelings. Read...
Kelly Burch    |   10.13.17   |   SHARE
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Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month is hard. We get it! So here's some self-care.

Self-Care For When You Just Can’t Read Another Pregnancy Loss Article

Pregnancy Loss Awareness month is very important. It’s also very depressing. So here's some self-care when you can't read another pregnancy loss Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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I will not be quiet. I will not silence myself or forget my daughter because you are uncomfortable.

I Don't Care If You Don't Like It; I Will Not Stop Talking About The Death Of My Baby

People don’t like when you talk about your dead baby. They don’t know what to say. They just don’t want to think about death and loss. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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Mandy and Rory. (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

My Toddler Son Died. How Does An Awareness Month Help?

Where is my loss awareness month? The greatest gift you could give to the parent of a child who has died is to speak of their child when you think of Read...
Mandy Allender    |   10.11.17   |   SHARE
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Newborn life...when that bliss wears off.

Newborn Life: After The Bliss Has Worn Off

Newborn life...when that bliss wears off. Not all at once, and not in every way. But the bliss becomes less blinding. Everything returns to real life Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.11.17   |   SHARE
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One Bedroom, One Bathroom, & One Big Dalmatian

He’s happy as only a dog can be, but what was I thinking, bringing a big Dalmatian into a 650-square-foot space? I was not thinking of space. Read...
Samantha Edmonds    |   10.11.17   |   SHARE
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