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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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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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I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. I am also worth loving.

On Loving A Person With Mental Illness

I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. But I am all the things that you are, sometimes just in greater quantities. I am Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
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Did You "Fail" At Breastfeeding? It Might Have Contributed To Your Postpartum Depression

We need to know that the way we frame infant feeding can impact mothers, for better or worse. And we need to recognize that when we impact a mother’s Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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Why Do We Need Black Breastfeeding Week?

When we see each other, we see ourselves. And when we see ourselves, we know we are strong and capable and worthy. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.29.17   |   SHARE
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Mom Sells Stillborn Son's Crib At Yardsale & Gets An Incredible Gift In Return

There is no pain like sitting in a completely nursery waiting for a new baby that will never come home. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.17.17   |   SHARE
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The Oregon Coast is not ugly.

Do You Have To Spend Vacation With Your Kids?

You don't have to feel lost without your children, or miss them to the point of paralysis to be a good, even a great, mother. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.13.17   |   SHARE
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Mom Gives Her Son RuPaul Drag-Style Makeup; People Act Like A**holes

Why does his makeup look better than mine EVER HAS IN MY LIFE? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.6.17   |   SHARE
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