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Dear Maternity Leave

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{This piece was written pre-pandemic. While daily life looks different than it did back in February, the sentiment of this post still hits home to those of us who have experienced the end of maternity leave.} Dear Maternity Leave, This is...
We all want to have that picture-perfect nursery in the Pottery Barn catalog. But is that really practical? Heck no. It is pretty and expensive and has way more than you need. In fact, those picture-perfect nurseries could even...
From the moment I found out I was pregnant to the moment I delivered my kids, I struggled. Pregnancy was not this beautiful magical experience I had been promised. I suffered through terrible symptoms, complications, and felt guilty about...
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I am a somewhat functioning adult with an incredible ability to worry and overthink things. I am a fairly confident individual with a healthy dose of social anxiety. If my best friend doesn’t text me back in an hour,...

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