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Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase.

Inheriting My Grandma's Crèche Keeps Us Connected

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase. Someday I hope to pass down the responsibility to my niece. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   12.18.18   |   SHARE
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The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

I Refuse To Spend Christmas With My Family & I'm Happier For It

The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year. Read...
Lira Kellerman    |   12.11.18   |   SHARE
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My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich.

Why Grocery Delivery Service Is The "Luxury" My Low-Income Family Relies On

My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   10.24.18   |   SHARE
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Rachel Cherry White and Tony Cherry

7 Things A Person WIth Down Syndrome Wished You Knew

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Here are seven things my brother, a person with Down Syndrome, wished you knew about his life. Read...
Rachel Cherry White    |   10.23.18   |   SHARE
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I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

12 Alternatives To A Gender Reveal Party

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   10.22.18   |   SHARE
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The author with her daughter.

I Will Never Be Pregnant, And I'm Finally OK With That

I never was able to get pregnant. And after five surgeries and two failed rounds of IVF, it was a dream I had to let go of at the age of 28. Read...
Leah Campbell    |   10.18.18   |   SHARE
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5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.15.18   |   SHARE
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5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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