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Trigger Warning: Late-Term Loss. This post may be difficult for those who have experienced loss to read.  Late-Term Loss: A Letter to My Babies Who Left Us Too Soon. I am the face of late-term loss. After struggling with infertility, my...
Healthcare is an essential part of family life, but it can often be frustrating, confusing, and even intimidating. For many, the inequalities in the healthcare system place additional stresses on making sure their family is well cared for, plus...

When Postpartum Grace Ends

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Getting towards the end of those six weeks of grace set aside for the postpartum mother (if that) has me reflecting on how essential it is that we love ourselves well and lift one another up. Postpartum grace is...
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Healing after birth

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I had my youngest child four years ago, but I am still healing from that pregnancy and birth. The entire time we are pregnant, there is a constant stream of healthcare, education, and support. But the minute the little one...
I shared in a previous post that I had a C-section with my first baby. Now I am expecting my 2nd child. I realized that a lot of simple things could have been different to make my C-section experience...
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,...
No one sets out thinking pregnancy loss, infertility or secondary infertility will be part of their story, but after five losses, these have become some of the defining factors in mine. Our very first pregnancy resulted in a loss, followed...
This post is presented by VIOS Fertility Institute whose philosophy is to bring the science of medicine and the art of care to each patient in a customized, welcoming and reassuring atmosphere. Everyone’s fertility journey is different. At VIOS, their team approach...
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 was still terrified someone would...
Unpopular opinion: I love my postpartum body more than my pre-baby body! Ok, ok - hear me out. Like lots of women, I have had moments of struggle with my body image for as long as I can remember. I was a...

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Milwaukee Area Little Free Library Guide

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Chances are, you’ve seen a Little Free Library in your neighborhood. At first glance, they may look like over-sized birdhouses, but these little libraries are actually...