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Sizing Up

I have had two kids. I have gone up and down in my clothes size in the last ten years. Even my shoe size has changed frequently. This is not shocking. So I don’t know why I would be shocked that the same jewelry I have been wearing for the last 13 years would suddenly […]

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I Gave Up On Balance

I have tried desperately over the last few years to do it all. To make our lives run as smooth as possible, to be super mom, the super spouse and partner. To have the super career, be the super friend, sister, and daughter. I have tried frantically to be it all, do it all and […]

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Fall in Love With Reading Again

School is back in session, and we are settling into new routines. It’s been all fun games of learning names and all the school rules, but soon, kids will have a few pieces of homework trickling home. Middle schoolers will have math (always math), fifth graders will have a project to research, and kindergartners will […]

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Understanding Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

“I just had a baby. Why do I feel so down? Why am I not filled with joy?” Believe it or not, this is not unusual. You are not alone – roughly 50 to 80 percent of women go through what is called “baby blues”. This is an emotional condition causing tearfulness, self-doubt, worry, unhappiness, […]

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