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When I Failed to Recognize his Anxiety

Dear sweet not-so-baby boy, I’m writing this letter to you as an apology. You are beyond a doubt the sweetest, most kind-hearted, gentle soul I have ever met. I’m so sorry for what I have done over your past 8 years, and I’m sorry for what I have not done. Kellen Thomas, you mean the […]

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Encapsulating My Placenta

Encapsulating My Placenta

Two years ago, I fought a nasty battle with postpartum depression. I lost myself completely, missed out on major milestones of my son’s life and nearly took my own. When the fog of postpartum depression finally lifted, I swore I would never put my family or myself through that hell again, yet a year later, I […]

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Making Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

For my entire life I’ve dealt with an extra dose of worry, fear, and social anxiety. It would flare up from time to time when I was a child and a teen but it wasn’t until I was 24 years old that it got to the point that it was interfering with my daily life. […]

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Mommy Crucifixion

This weekend I turned thirty-three; I’m also pregnant with my third child. At 33, I feel pretty good about my family, my vocational work, my marriage. My husband (now 35) reminded me that I am now the same age that Jesus was when he was crucified. Oh, my. There are a million things I could […]

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All I Need to Know

Moms wear many hats, some more stylish than others. As the mom of two boys, Max and Finn, our schedules  may be predictable, but our days  are not. I carefully navigate breakfast because Finn’s reaction to what’s being served can either get our “mommy train” out of the station or send us back to the […]

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