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Surprise Pregnancy: Unplanned doesn’t Mean Unwanted

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I sat in the Walgreens parking lot for a moment, mapping my route through the store. "You just need a pregnancy test. It's okay. You're an adult. You're allowed to buy a pregnancy test."  But I...

Sorry, mom, I don’t want your hand-me-downs

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I have a problem: my mom. Or more accurately, my mom’s home furnishings and holiday décor that she wants to pass on to me. The issue:  I don’t want her hand-me-downs, and I don’t...

The Prize in the Box

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Dear Moms of the Interwebs,  This is a true story, I swear to you. I am writing it anonymously mostly to protect my someday teenage children from the humiliation of Googling their mother's name and...

The Diva Cup Chronicles

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Unless you have only just joined the realms of the Internet this past week, you’ve probably heard of the Diva Cup by now. It’s a replacement for your average tampon or pad during your...

The Ex Files:: When There Are Three People in Your Marriage

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Marriage is hard, and parenting adds its own challenges and strains. But when your marriage includes a third parent, things get incredibly messy and complicated. The third person in my marriage is my husband’s ex-wife....

True Life:: I Was [Briefly] Pregnant with an IUD

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I had lived in Milwaukee less than a year when the symptoms began. Suddenly, I was exhausted all of the time. My body ached and my stomach churned unexpectedly throughout the day. It was...

Sometimes We Fight

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Sometimes we fight. Like really fight. We have blow-ups packed with shouting and lots of my tears. In the heat of the moment, embracing anger can be so satisfying and empowering. It's so easy to...

Mothering While Recovering :: A Letter to Moms Healing Emotional Childhood Trauma {TRUE LIFE}

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Dear Moms Recovering, I need you today. I have uncovered the truth, the emotional trauma of my childhood. Early on I was told not to talk about my feelings and taught the lie that they...

I was Sexually Assaulted :: Was it My Fault?

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It started out as friends. He was brotherly towards me. On days when my ex-husband made me feel worthless, he'd build me up. He'd come into the office and say things like, "Just between...

Learning from My Mom’s Mistakes

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Growing up, I spent a great deal of time swimming through a sea of guilt, anxiety, and pressure. Most of which was placed on me by my mom. Let's start off by saying that my mom...