Maybe I Am A Fraud

I took the test as a joke. A big joke. I thought that if I took it, it would say “not pregnant” but I got the surprise of a lifetime, a surprise I didn’t want. After...

How I Fought For Better Maternity Leave

Becoming pregnant was one of the most exciting things to happen in my life. When I first took the positive test, it was my little special secret until I broke the news to my...
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The joys of trying to conceive… NOT!

Am I a medical professional? No, I am not. This is not medical advice. This is me purely venting out and seeking women equally or even more annoyed than I am. I am a...

I Tried Medication for my Adult ADHD – Anonymous

I’m a 44-year-old mother and educator with ADHD, Combined subtype. My ADHD made my adolescent and teenage years miserable. My impulsivity and hypersensitivity left me an outcast who was bullied at school, contributing to...
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To Our Safe Haven Baby’s Birth Mother

To the Birth Mother Who Gave Our Daughter Life, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started this letter. Legally, it is unlikely I'll ever see you and our daughter reunited. But should it...

Open Letter to the Lonely Mom

I know there are many of you out there who have a good group of girlfriends. You laugh and cry together. You have a group text together. You know pretty much everything about each...

National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

National Adoption Day is here, and I'm as happy as my four-year-old wearing her favorite tutu! As I've said before, this is a day that I love more than my birthday; today is dedicated to...

Coming to Terms with My Sexless Marriage

My husband and I have a sexless marriage. I know exactly how many times we've had sex since we married. I know because we named those times when each of them were born. It’s easy...

When You Can’t Rely on Grandparents

Grandparents are the most important members of many parents' tribe, but what is it like when your children don’t have grandparents you can rely on to support you?  Recently I had an orientation for a...

Estranged Families and Alcoholism: My Kids Won’t Know Their Grandfather

My father and I are estranged. My dad is an alcoholic who for the better part of my life has made little to no effort to play a contributing role in the lives of my...