I've always made new year's resolutions but never kept them. Oftentimes, I don't remember what they are by the time the year ends. This year, I didn't even try. There's enough pressure in 2021. But, I started thinking that...
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I've read a lot lately about us trusting our intuition as moms, the experts of our own children and the ones who know them best. And I'm 100% on board. I think no one can be as fierce an...
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One of the most influential books I read this year is also one that has the most...controversial title, but if you’re willing to overlook what might be a rather unusual name, you might find a book you want to...
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What comes to mind when you hear the word trauma? Maybe a specific traumatic event or some violent physical harm, or maybe you’ve heard the word used so broadly and applied so frequently you cannot pinpoint any specific meaning....
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I’m not skinny. I never have been, really. I was a healthy kid, curvy teen, and now I’m an “ultra plush” mom of four. My pants always wear holes in the thighs, the back of my arms wave as much...
My husband is a mental health therapist. Though he obviously can't ethically offer me counseling on the side, nor would I want him to (hello, half of the problems I need to discuss come from sharing my house with...

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