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There was no “defining moment,” like dressing in drag or preferring to play with Barbies or crushing on Bieber, but by the time he was in middle school, I started to suspect my son might be gay. Naturally, I...
A few years ago, I stressed over where to send my soon-to-be middle schooler. How would I find the school with the perfect combination of challenging academics without birthing anxiety and stress, a place that fosters independence without throwing...
In a filthy parking lot at a rest stop on the side of I-95, I stood by the car while my baby gushed out of me. Rain dripped on my head and oily puddles soaked my shoes. Miscarriage after...
Planning the return to school this fall feels a little uncertain this year. It’s definitely not 2020, but many parents are still feeling a little less confident about the kids returning to school than they would like. For me...
I was at the end of my rope when it came to the toy situation in our home. The constant tidying, distracting aesthetics of each room, and the disinterest and lack of focus from my children during playtime were...
Being a working mom can be overwhelming.  You, of course, have the stresses of just being a mom and taking care of tiny humans in between grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, paying bills, and all that other “adulting.” And then, you...
Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time -- some say the greatest athlete -- had all the pressure in the world on her shoulders this week. And that's practically a literal statement; leading up to the Tokyo Olympics,...
When my husband finally said, "Babe, I get it," we connected on a whole new level of intimacy. For the last five years, I have been a stay-at-home mom with my children. However, like most stay-at-home moms with growing...
Long gone are the days where you could teach your child to just pick up the phone and dial 9-1-1. Things are so different than when we were kids, right? I don't know anyone my age with a landline....
We are at a Mexican restaurant to get together one last time before a dear friend moves to another state. I am staring longingly at the queso I can not have because I am, reluctantly, dairy-free while breastfeeding. (Mom...
Okay, the word trick sounds desperate. However, I am not above any tactics of desperation if it means getting to spend time with my middle-schooler who now barricades himself in his room unless I’m feeding him breakfast, lunch, dinner,...
It’s summertime in Florida, and we all know what that means! School is out, kids are bored, and it is A MILLION DEGREES OUTSIDE. (I’m only slightly exaggerating.) Essentially, the only way to comfortably be outside this time of year...

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