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I Am Changed: Pregnancy After Miscarriage

It took some time after our miscarriage to conceive. Each month I saw that negative pregnancy test my heart sank a little more. The sadness would seep in. It would sit. It would stir. And it would settle. Sometimes that sadness changed to resentment and frustration. Frustration for wanting control. Wanting to control my body. […]

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CHD Awareness

Broken Hearts – Spreading Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness

A friend on social media has shared a page for a fundraiser for a child with a health issue. You may scroll by or you may read into the details.  Many times it is related to childhood cancer, occasionally an accident, and sometimes a cardiac issue. Congenital heart defects, CHDs, are actually 60 times more […]

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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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third child

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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