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Fertility Struggles: A Story of Loss, Hope, and Resilience

Favorite By Ginny According to the World Health Org, “Around 17.5% of the adult population – roughly 1 in 6 worldwide – experience infertility, showing the urgent need to increase access to affordable, high-quality fertility care for those in need. The new estimates show limited variation in the prevalence of

Running into Happiness

Favorite By Jennifer Worden  Jennifer is a mom of three and lives in Northern Michigan. She spent her 20s living in Los Angeles, London, and Chicago before returning to her home roots. In the last year, she started running again. We sat down to talk with her about how it

Starting Over One Mile at a Time

Favorite I was out for a run the other day, and as my phone alerted me that I had hit one mile, my feet slammed to a halt. I’ve been making this same loop for a few weeks now, and I’m not finding it any easier.  One morning, as I

Coming Out: Sloth Speed

Favorite The coming out process for me began my first semester of college in 1995. It was a slow, deliberate, painful, scary, liberating, hopeful, sad, and exciting experience all at the same time. It varied in the degree of those emotions from day-to-day, even minute-to-minute. In hindsight, it was like

I’m a Birth Mother. This is the Story You Rarely Hear

Favorite By Anna (Interview) This is a different story, a side to being a mother that you don’t always hear. I’m a birth mother. I placed my daughter for adoption, but I’m still a mother. Giving her a life I dreamed of for myself was one of the best decisions

Divorce and a New Perspective

Favorite Sometimes things don’t work out. We all know this, but we never want it, or expect it, or have it in our plans to be part of our story. My marriage didn’t work. Against all that I had wanted and planned, it wasn’t going to happen. I now find

Mom Life and Burnout? A Lightbulb Moment

Favorite By Rebekah Edholm Last year, in the midst of a pandemic, we moved from overseas back to the U.S. Looking back, I can see that this was the starting point to what I now recognize as burnout. Let me start by explaining our situation. My husband is in the

Lauren and Me: Raising a Daughter with Disabilities

Favorite By Kathleen Walters I was so excited to be pregnant. My husband and I had been married four years, just enough time to be “prepared” for a first child. With a degree in Child Development and years of teaching preschoolers, I had every confidence that raising a child would

Raising a Child with Autism as a Single Working Mother

Favorite By Megan Warren   The Struggle Those first moments were so beautiful – the relief of birth, the feeling of my child, part of my deepest heart placed wetly on my chest, swollen with the wonder and disbelief of the miracle I created. Reality crashed in pretty quickly and

You’re Not Supposed to Outlive Your Kids

Favorite (Interview) You’re not supposed to outlive your kids. He’ll always be 17. It’s really weird. And I still feel shock. Almost five years later and I wake up and I still can’t believe he’s gone. It doesn’t feel real for a long time after I wake up each day

Breaking the Silence About Abuse

Favorite By Alisa Gonzalez When the “Me Too” movement started, I was brought to tears at the bravery of these women speaking publicly and loudly to their abusers, saying that enough was finally enough. This has created a new world, one where we can raise our daughters that it’s never

A 20-Year-Old Mom

Favorite By Alisa Gonzalez It was June 4, 2001, I was 20 years old, and I had been a mother for three months. I remember so much more clearly than most because up until that day, I had felt I had already been so many things: a hated child, a

It’s OK to be Sad and Tired

Favorite By Alisa Gonzalez The immediate moments after having a baby are some of the most blissful minutes. Then those quickly turn to days, that turn to weeks, that turn to months, and in perfect succession, your life and routine begins to happen all around you. Once your little bundle

Stepping Into Abundance

Favorite She was unhappy. Unhappy with her body. She wanted to lose the 30 pounds she had gained over the years of birthing three kids. She was tired. She had so much more energy before. Now, there was so much more to juggle and keep track of that it was

My Pureed Identity

Favorite By Lisa Talbot A warm, salty tear dropped from my eye to the crescent of my upper lip. I was going today. I glanced at the clock, it was 5:34 PM, and I had less than 90 minutes until bedtime. My eyes darted to the rearview mirror and I

A Pandemic and the Value of Connection

Favorite About three weeks ago, life was going along as life does: work, swim lessons, birthday parties, buying bathing suits for our upcoming—and long-awaited—family vacation to Florida. And then, the coronavirus came charging in like a speeding train out of nowhere. One minute we were vaguely aware of a virus

A Different Perspective

Favorite   Becoming a mom changes you. I think that goes without saying, in theory, but once you’re in it you realize just how much your new perspective is drastically different. You look at everyone and everything through a new lens. Before having kids, you spend your life consumed with

You Did It Right

Favorite By Anonymous As a single woman and mom in my late 30s, I often find myself at social events, talking about my life. It’s not surprising that the conversations become personal at some point; talking and sharing with others who are in their 30s and 40s, who want to

Millions of Moms, Few Mom Friends

Favorite   43.5 million moms – that’s the number of mothers between the ages of 15 and 50 according to the 2014 census – yet finding mom friends can feel like an impossible feat. I was living in New York City when I had my son. And I loved my

Articles by Professionals

Unpacking Trauma

Unpacking Trauma

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Favorite By Savannah Rucker, LPC  We hear the word trauma thrown around a lot – especially after the last several years. But what is trauma? What does it look like in our everyday lives? And how can we begin to heal? As parents, the last several years have felt incredibly

7 Ways To Transform Your Career by Developing Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways To Transform Your Career by Developing Emotional Intelligence

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Favorite Moms who work outside of the home, this one is especially for you! Likely you’ve helped your little one(s) begin to develop their emotional intelligence at home. Read on for 7 tips to apply emotional intelligence to your career success as well. As more studies show emotional intelligence (E.I.) improves employee

5 Tips for Breastfeeding Moms! Can’t Breastfeed? These Are Useful for Us All

5 Tips for Breastfeeding Moms! Can’t Breastfeed? These Are Useful for Us All

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Favorite Health and Accountability Coach, Lindsey Kaszuba of Lindsey Kaszuba Health, gives us 5 tips for breastfeeding moms. More than just that, these are great tips for all moms! One thing that is often not shared about breastfeeding is just how hard it can be. It’s really important for moms to realize that

Interview: The Pelvic Floor & Its Connection to Our Emotional Health

Interview: The Pelvic Floor & Its Connection to Our Emotional Health

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Favorite Childbirth can be one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. It’s truly transformative in ways we could never imagine. It can also be anxiety-ridden, traumatic, and lonely. Understanding our bodies is so important. We sat down with Tara Morrison, doctor of physical therapy, women’s health coach, and

A Reproductive Psychiatrist Tackles 5 Common Myths About Motherhood

A Reproductive Psychiatrist Tackles 5 Common Myths About Motherhood

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Favorite As a reproductive psychiatrist, I have had the unique privilege of working with many pregnant and postpartum mothers from various cultures, religions, and walks of life. Despite this being a heterogeneous group of women, many myths about motherhood are cross-cultural and, frustratingly, seem to impact many women in setting

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