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To the Other Woman In My Children’s Life, I Appreciate You | Duluth Moms Blog

To the Other Woman In My Children’s Life, I Appreciate You

When I was younger imagining what my life would look like, it never included me parenting on my own for seven years—let alone having to share my children with another woman. My two kids were only 1 and 2 ½ when my marriage to their dad was officially over. I was in a marriage that in the […]

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Time: Ready to Jump (Part 2) | Duluth Moms Blog

Time: Ready to Jump (Part 2)

In my mind I was making it work, but in my heart I was completely broken. I needed a solution, and fast. There were sleepless nights and long days of thinking the same thing over and over again. With the passing of my grandmother this past Fall, I started reflecting on my life while celebrating […]

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Table of Misery, Party of Four | Duluth Moms Blog

Table of Misery, Party of Four

 There we were, speaking in hushed but hostile tones to each other through clenched teeth, our heads ducked on either side of the Jeep’s frame as we fumbled with our respective child car seat straps. Our little girls shifted uncomfortably as we buckled them into their chairs, taking their cues from us and remaining–for once–completely […]

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Success in Labor Defeat

When planning for my second child’s birth, I realized much of the information I collected surrounding VBACS was incomplete. Based on a combination of conversations with my OB, details of real people I know who succeeded, and some (potentially naïve) optimism, I was motivated to attempt a VBAC and avoid surgical methods. Despite being nearly […]

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