To the Mom Who Breastfeeds in Public

To the Mom Who Breastfeeds in Public

I am a supporter of mothers who take care of their children. Breastfed, bottle fed, formula fed or any other variation of getting nutrition to your child is fine with me. I breast fed and supplemented with formula for my first child because I worked out of the home. I simply could not pump enough at work to supply her with what she needed. I breastfed my next two as a stay at … [Read more...]

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Why Josh Duggar’s Sex Abuse Admission Damages My Trust In People

Why Josh Duggar's Sex Abuse Admission Threatens My Trust Even More

It happened. The one family I deemed OK for my kids to watch on TV is now banned in this house. I won't put money and trust into a family who hid sex abuse allegations against their son. I won't support a family who preaches to anyone who will listen that physical activity is saved for marriage when the sexual abuse of 5 girls by one of their own  children is in the history. I … [Read more...]

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Don’t tell me I didn’t really give birth because I had a C-Section

Don’t tell me I didn’t really give birth because I had a C-Section #SKExperts

Shaming women who have C-sections is ridiculous and needs to stop! A knife cut through my skin, muscle, tissue and uterus so that my daughter and I could live. It did the same two more times for my other two daughters. Recovery was painful and exhausting paired with the care of newborns and not much help. Yet when I hear from those who have never experienced the underlying … [Read more...]

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Living in the Slump of Motherhood

Living in the Slump of Motherhood

I am there now. That place in motherhood that lies somewhere between that happy routine and clinical depression. That place where nothing is really wrong, nothing is really out of place but the ability to just be content is fleeting. It has been this way for a few weeks now. I thought it was because I was just tired due to the swirling infections of strep and ear with the kids … [Read more...]

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A Single Mother’s Mother’s Day

A Single Mother's Mother's Day

The one eyed beagle is baying at something in the yard. His deep, raspy howl penetrating my need for sleep. I counted. One... two... three howls. Four... five... six...  it was not going to end. Deciding that if he was waking me, my neighbors were at risk as well, I grabbed my robe and ventured out to see what the excitement was all about. My little boy was at full attention … [Read more...]

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An open letter to my adoptive mom for Mother’s Day

What I'd like to tell the woman who adopted me when I was 8 #skexperts

I am a proud SheKnows.com contributor. See all of my articles now! What I'd like to tell the woman who adopted me when I was 8 I can not imagine what it must have been like to welcome an 8-year-old child into your home. Especially one that came to you broken, hurt and unsure of what a family was. A little girl with too much loss in her young life and a maturity that … [Read more...]

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When Your Child Throws Up in Public

When Your Child Throws Up in Public

Having a sick child is the pits. Having one with no clear signs of illness that suddenly throws up on public is worse than the pits. That is what happened to me today. I don't know if I handled it well, or even made the right decisions. But now that we are home, my sweet girls curled up with some dry Cheerios and a show on TV, I figure I can't be the only one this has ever … [Read more...]

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It is OK to Cheat at Motherhood

It is OK to Cheat at Motherhood

Let's face it, we all get tired. We all get fed up and just done with the day. It is just part of the job of motherhood. I, for one, always get up in the morning with hope. I am going to make all of their meals from scratch and fold all of the laundry AND put it away the same day! I am going to be patient, watch the tone and volume of my voice and manage all three kids with … [Read more...]

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I am SO PROUD of Myself!!

I am SO PROUD of Myself!!

There was a time when I sat in my room, barely able to get out of bed, worrying incessantly about how I was going to do it. I was ruining my life by wallowing in the depression that comes with a major life change. I wanted the change, badly, but was not prepared for the feelings of failure, the berating of myself for allowing me to get in that situation and the total loss of … [Read more...]

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How the Bruce Jenner Interview Changed my Opinion of the Kardashian Family

How the Bruce Jenner Interview Changed my Opinion of the Kardashian Family #BruceJennerABC

I am going to preface this by saying I have never seen an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. It is simply not my type of show. Saying that, my previous opinion of them has mainly been fueled by social media. The constant nude shots of Kim, the horrible selfish rants of Kanye and the constant pressure from them to focus on their image instead of a positive message that … [Read more...]

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