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What it Feels Like to be a Mack Truck...

…. and suddenly come to a full stop after speeding down the highway at about 80 miles an hour.I can think of no better title for this blog post.I wonder how many of you can empathize with this...

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When I Became a Mother

This month’s mom-to-mom blog post is generously written by Sarha Cahoon, mom and founder of Love for Lily, a non profit that supports parents through NICU experiences. Sahra’s first daughter, lily, was...

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The 90-Second Cycle of an Emotion

One of the first things that any therapist or research psychologist will tell you is that feelings are wise. They will also they tell you that denying them, stuffing them down, or trying to change...

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10 Tips for Getting Through Seasonal Depression

Fall has fallen. We are well into the season, folks. Of change. The light changes. The temperature changes. The leaves and flowers and last pieces of summer-ness change. School is no longer new again....

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Mom-to-Mom: What Peace Feels Like

This morning I have something special for you. Someone else’s voice. A mom’s voice. A mom just like you who has struggled and worked and shifted and grown.So, this December morning I offer you her...

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If Wonder Woman Was a Mother

If Wonder Woman was a mother, you would find cheerios in her hair underneath her perfect curls and raisons in her fingernails underneath her red nail polish.If Wonder Woman was a mother, her curls...

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Finding Joy Amidst the Struggle: Yes, it is still there.

You know that feeling that you get when everything just feels so hard? When it is difficult to feel the sun on your face? When there seems to be no escape from the struggle? Maybe you are a new mom,...

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Stop Complaining

“Here’s a Trick. Stop complaining.”This is my favorite line in Elizabeth Gilbert’s wonderful book, Big Magic.If you are still reading, you are either so pissed about that statement that you want to see...

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice and the Brain and Why it Matters in Motherhood.

Don’t worry- I’m not going to tell you that you need to create an altar, light a candle every morning, sit cross legged for an hour, or become a Zen master.Though of course if those things call out to...

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What Maternal Depression Looks Like

Sometimes it hits hard and out of the blue.Sometimes it is a slow unraveling that occurs over time.Either way, it feels like a trap in the darkness of a long tunnel with no visible way out.Depression...

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Postpartum Lab Testing and Why it's Important

By Meghan Van Vleet, ND Often women who come see me have not had any lab testing since giving birth. Attention often turns from the mother to the child after the baby is born. It is important to...

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How I Managed Mental Illness

OUR GUEST POST TODAY COMES FROM JENNIFER MURDOCK, FOUNDER OF WOMBPDX AND FILMMAKER (PEACE ON EARTH- THE REALITY OF MIDWIVES). THANK YOU, JENNIFER, FOR SHARING YOUR STORY WITH US!I guess I should...

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Mothering: It Takes A Village

Our post today comes from Mother, Educator, and Community Organizer Nikki Brooker.Have you ever heard the old saying “It takes a village?”The origin of this saying is unknown, but it is believed to...

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This Is Hard

Today’s post is written by mom Michelle Valiukenas. She is the Founder and Executive Director, The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation. Michelle is the proud mom of her angel Sweet Pea, who she lost due...

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The Three Cs: Curiosity, Compassion, & Choice

It’s no secret, to feel good, we need to be willing to feel uncomfortable first. We simply cannot skip over that first step. Acceptance of our discomfort is the portal to something more...

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Let’s All Expand Together

It is always hugely helpful to me to remind myself that life is made up of moments. We have joyful moments and sad moments. Exciting moments and daunting moments. Peaceful moments and chaotic moments....

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Magical Parenting (or, the magic of emotions)

Big emotions.If someone asked me to choose two words that best describe mothering, those are the words that I would choose. Big emotions. When we become mothers, we suddenly unlock an entire world of...

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Women & Children are suffering And therefore our world is too

The pressure we are putting on women and mothers is setting us up for future world disaster.Women are expected to “do it all” but what does that even mean? As women in the US and abroad, we are...

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