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Defy the Odds.
Maybe it’s time to tell the truth.
To me it’s known as “the day that never was.”
What I am hoping is that as everyone returns to the office and former life resumes, there is perspective.
It’s constantly being stuck between caregiver, advocate, and mother, trying to decide what’s best and wishing to be just “mommy” for once.
mom•guilt /mɒm-ɡɪlt/ (noun): the unhappy feelings caused by thinking or feeling like you did something wrong, like missing your child blink.
In the beginning of all of this, sitting in labor + delivery with my barely-there baby bump, my first instinct was that I could fix it.
The reality, especially for a special needs parent, is that even a place for “all-abilities” often caters, still, to the “physically able.”
Ali Dunn tells her story about the constant change in motherhood, and how being the parents of a preemie makes that change even harder.
“A diagnosis is not a prognosis,” a wise doctor once said to me, as I was deep in panic.
I would do anything to help you to succeed, to give you the life that you deserve. Sometimes, this means that I must do hard things, like p
I’m sure, whether you have children or not, you are familiar with this stage of toddlerhood.
I was tired of fighting in a world that others get to enjoy, while I have to cut down metaphorical trees to make my own path of happiness.
Who invented the mom-petition?
I’m a mom, and those three letters carry so much weight, responsibility, and love in so many different ways for every type of mother.
Preemie quarantine is the practice of significantly decreasing the likelihood that your premature baby will be exposed to harmful germs.
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When first introducing solid foods to a baby, it is expected that there will be hilarious, camera-worthy moments of spitting and silly fa...
It’s difficult to say what type of parent I would have been if I had given birth to a full-term baby, but I know that I had some ideas fo...
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