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When It’s Too Scary to Ask for Help

We have all been there – the point in life when we think we have it all together, and then we don’t. We are moms, and by definition, that means super human at times. We juggle a million different things at once – work, home, carpools, daycare pickups, birthday parties, sports activities, relationships, laundry, and […]

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Ditching the Dark Side: How to Find Joy on Cold Winter Days

My 5-year old daughter’s widening vocabulary astounds me. She’s inventive and witty with her words. She quickly picks up on catch phrases and idioms to test them out in conversation, often with a high rate of success. And it’s with much pride that I tell you she understands the fundamental nature of puns and seeks […]

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Loving Myself for My Kids

{Photo credit: JaneCane Photography} “New Year New You.” “Bikini Body.” “Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back.” Having worked at an eating disorder facility for nearly a decade, you can imagine I have quite a few feelings about these statements and a novels worth of tales to illustrate my thoughts. Every year around this time as we’re […]

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Running Communities: The Invaluable Paradox

After crossing the finish line this past June at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I realized it had been 10 years since my first official race. I used to say “I don’t run, I jog.” But this summer’s milestone made me realize that I don’t just train for an annual race, I’m a runner. It’s a part of me. […]

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Public Opinion On My Baby Body

The metrics surrounding pregnancy – and becoming pregnant – are infinite. I began by counting days on a calendar, calculating my eventual due date, noting baby’s development at each week’s gestation, and adding up my maternity leave. The progression of my pregnancy and the changes to my body were a source of pride: I gleefully posed for the monthly snapshots […]

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