Families

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Serena And Me: Not Even Celebrity Moms Can “Have It All”

Watching Serena Williams’s difficult pregnancy, and health scares I saw her as a mere mortal for the first time in the documentary Serena And Me.

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Family Vacation Survival Guide

Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes epic family vacation plans sure to generate tales of your family’s (mis)adventures for years to come.

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Getting Through My First Year Without A Dad

Last April, my dad died two days before his 58 birthday after struggling with Huntington's Disease for over a decade. This is my first year without a dad.

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Why I’ve Decided To Have Only One Baby

The shock of Ivy’s birth and my subsequent reactions to parenting have scarred me for life. I've decided having only one baby is the right choice for me.

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Things I Learned Binge-Watching Mister Rogers With A Toddler

I learned binge-watching Mister Rogers that he wasn’t just being comforting, he was rephrasing many of the things I was hearing in therapy.

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Here's how to cope with a toxic family member.

What To Do When You Have A Toxic Family Member

Do you have that ONE family member? The one that makes family gatherings risky at best and scary at worst. Here's how to cope with a toxic family member.

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Because like my mother, I’m not perfect. I’m just not that type of mom.

Becoming A Mother Helped Me To Forgive My Own

I didn’t see similarities between my mother and I until years later, after I became a mother. The constant conflict hid how my mother and I are alike.

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So why do pregnancy announcements still affect me so much?

Pregnancy Announcements Can Be Hard When Dealing With Infertility

Pregnancy announcements are the norm all over social media. But for someone experiencing infertility, seeing those announcements can be triggering.

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