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If You Carried

We all know that nothing can really prepare us for Motherhood. No amount of books or blogs or advice from friends and family can really ready us for the massive undertaking of caring for other humans. But there’s another element to motherhood that is rarely discussed to the degree that it should be, and that […]

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Impossible Decisions: The Guilt of Not Wanting a Third Child

“Are you going to try for a third?” My public response: “Well, we’re not sure yet.” My inner voice: “Nope.” Why not just be honest? Because I am guilty. I have always had a particularly hard time with the what-ifs in life. What if I had chosen a different college? What if I had chosen a different career? […]

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To My Sister: On the Verge of Motherhood

Dear Sister, In all honesty, I’ve been secretly waiting for the day you would tell me, “I’m pregnant!” I have wanted to share this whole motherhood journey with you, well, probably since I became a mother myself. So when that day came, I tried not to scare you with my excitement. I let you know through the phone […]

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