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From your baby, with love

Hi Mommy – it’s me again. Yes, it’s dark outside, but I can’t read clocks and all I know is that I need you. When I wake up because my tummy is grumbling, I need you. I’m hungry. And lonely. … Continue reading

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Being a new parent can feel overwhelming

There is nothing quite as life-changing as becoming a parent. As a childless person you may have imagined what it would be like to become a parent. Maybe you pictured yourself rocking a sweet, sleeping baby; having fun picking out … Continue reading

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Help! What happened to my milk supply?

Myth or Fact? A mother’s breasts will change once her milk supply is established. Did you guess fact?  If so, you are right in many ways.  Let’s chat about it. Shortly after giving birth, when your mature milk arrived, you may … Continue reading

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Sleep is everything: Making my own sleep a priority

To me, sleep is everything. If I’m caught up on my sleep, I’m a better mommy: I’m more patient; I’m happier; and I can better handle the days my daughter is extra fussy.

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Through the lens of depression: my marriage, pregnancy, and a high-needs baby

I was really excited for the birth of our second child.  We had always planned on having more than one, and I was really looking forward to my two and a half year old becoming a big brother. My pregnancy … Continue reading

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My Unexpected Battle with Postpartum Depression

My pregnancy was amazing.  Really amazing.  Aside from the usual “morning sickness” during my first trimester, I actually couldn’t remember when I had felt better.  I had lots of energy, my mood was exceptional, and I couldn’t wait to deliver … Continue reading

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My Dream Life

Growing up, I always imagined my life as a parent being just like Samantha’s from Bewitched.  (I know I am really dating myself here; many of you reading this probably don’t even know who I am talking about.) So let … Continue reading

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