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"Everyone is a perfect parent... until they have kids" -Unknown . One of my first memories is being angry that my aunt wouldn’t let me, an exuberant four-year-old, hold my newborn cousin, so I couldn’t wait to have one of my...
After diagnosing me with a postpartum mood disorder, my physician “prescribed” taking time for myself as part of my treatment plan. Having been a competitive athlete in my younger years, I always found that physical exercise always helped to...
In mid-July, the thing we had spent the last four months trying to prevent from happening....happened. Our family got COVID-19. Despite everything we read on a daily basis about this virus, I can still say that it snuck up...
No one plans to be in the situation where three members of their family are battling COVID-19, but that's exactly what happened to us in mid-July when the Coronavirus infiltrated our lives. To read the full account of our family's...
Hey, new mama. I know you’re tired You haven’t slept the last few weeks because you’ve been SO uncomfortable. I know you were in labor for hours, maybe even days, and you’re mentally and physically exhausted. I know you’re feeling all the...
Hey there, exhausted parent. I want you to know I see you and I feel it too. What we thought would be a few weeks of sacrifice has stretched into months and we are weary. Our mental fortitude has...
The other evening I was out with a few friends. When I stood up to leave, I couldn't help but notice one of them tracking my body from head to toe with their eyes. Then the comment struck: "You're...
I am not a doctor or have any medical training. This post simply shares my understanding and my personal experience with having an autoimmune disease.  In 2015 I was diagnosed with Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins). It's an autoimmune disease (AI); for me,...
  I had my first child when I turned 30. I am the youngest in my family and had very little exposure to babies before having my own. Throughout my 20’s, I had been told I wouldn’t make a good...
Here at Milwaukee Mom, we mourn with all the mamas who have experienced child loss. If you have lost a child and need resources in your grief, please go here.  The day my son was born was the happiest and...

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