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PMDD: Much more than PMS

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PMDD: It's so much more serious than PMS. This morning, I woke up to the ultimate delight of having my period. I also noticed a new mental clarity that I haven’t had the past few...
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The thing we forgot in our abuse prevention talk

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Growing up in the wake of a number of sex abuse scandals, I thought I had the perfect "abuse prevention" phrase for my children. I had borrowed it from a friend of my parents. "No...

Safe At Home Has Strengthened Our Relationship

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When the Safe At Home orders first came out, I was scared, nervous, anxious (like most people were). Besides dealing with the day to day new normal, I knew that our family relationships would be...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

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I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic, and it will help all of us experiencing it to...

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...