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We make plans like we actually have any control over our lives. Even when we are confronted with the reality of change, we, as a society, still continue to make plans.

This is going to happen, then this, this, and this.

It truly doesn’t work like that.

Some readers may remember that I had trouble breastfeeding my first born, ...

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One of the famous stories about my arrival into the world centers around my mother’s crazy nesting that she had the night of my birth.

After enjoying a night of bowling at nine months pregnant, she decided the kitchen needed a nice spring cleaning. So, she did what any pregnant woman about to pop would do—she moved the ...

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This month I thought it would be fun to ease us all into the back-to-school mode with recipes that can be prepared ahead, are a breeze to put together, and allow us time around the dinner table to enjoy hearing from our kids how their days went with new teachers and friends. This recipe for easy Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken is the perfect ...

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It's almost the end of summer, which, in my book, means it's time to break all of the motherhood "rules" for the last time before we lose the last of the carefree summer nights and afternoons with nowhere to go but our backyards.

Ready?

Let's break some rules, like ...

Sure, you do your best to get your kids to eat their ...

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After weeks of planning and prepping, The Dudes went back to school this week in a flourish of anxious tears and excited laughter.

The night before the first day, I lay in my 7-year-old's bed with him, talking about everything he was frightened about for the first day, and he asked me if I was scared when I went to second grade, ...

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When I was born, it was 1987, and my mother was 25. She was a stay-at-home mom to me while my father worked nights driving a forklift at a warehouse. We didn't do play dates or Mommy and Me gym classes. Instead, we stayed home, read books, played in the backyard, and I attempted to exercise with her to Jane Fonda workouts.

There were no ...

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There seem to be two camps when it comes to home birth:

Those who accept the data that home birth doesn't seem to be any more dangerous for low-risk women than giving birth in a hospital andThose who think that home birth = crazy cakes. 

Me, myself, I am totally open to the concept of home birth for the right women, and I do think it's ...

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I've experienced a whole slew of symptoms in this pregnancy -- more than my previous three full-time pregnancies. It's funny because I always hear doctors and experts say that "each pregnancy is different," but I never really "got it" until this time around because my others had all been so similar. I've experienced everything from hyperemesis ...

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C-section is one of the most common surgeries in the world. In the United States, one in three mothers will experience a c-section. I am one in three.

My first son was born by c-section after a very long and exhausting labor. My postpartum recovery was horrible and emotionally draining.

Additionally, my baby and I struggled with ...

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August is a month of controversy. No, not because of the things that Donald Trump has said or because of the recent events with Hilary Clinton's emails. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Although vaccinations have done so much good in protecting people from diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and invasive pneumococcal ...

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