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A personal mission statement can guide everything, including your parenting. Mission statements are dry, are they not? They’re hanging on a sterile corporate wall, in a boring frame, generally disembodied from the the organization. They have always seemed airy to me, disconnected from reality, and a bit eye-roll inducing. So it came as a welcome...
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This is the third installment in a series of articles that explore one mother’s journey through the grief of loving a child who has died. It is our hope that by sharing these reflections, we can help grieving parents feel less alone, and help the people who love them better understand what they’re going through....
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This is the second installment in a series of articles that explore one mother’s journey through the grief of loving a child who has died. It is our hope that by sharing these reflections, we can help grieving parents feel less alone, and help the people who love them better understand what they’re going through....
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One in four women will experience a miscarriage. In the United States, one in 160 babies will be stillborn—delivered without a heartbeat. But despite these numbers, the realities of life after pregnancy and infant loss are still mostly undiscussed in our culture. We love to share pictures of baby bumps and cake smashes; no one...
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Do you ever feel a dull sense of guilt that you’re not as fun of a mom as you should be? Do you find yourself wishing, every once in awhile as you scrub hard cereal off the side of a bowl, that you could just loosen up a bit more, laugh a bit more freely,...
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Quarantining with kids is not for the faint-hearted! We’re here to tell you, it’s COMPLETELY normal for you to feel overwhelmed sometimes, and perhaps a little desperate. This seems like an impossible task, because, well, it is! There is hope, however. If you can steer clear of these five big mistakes that parents make, you...
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See how this woman feels? This is how I want to feel on Mother’s Day. How do I want to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend? Two words: Rest and Takeout. The last two months have been draining in a way we never thought possible. Our brains are scattered. We don’t know what the next month...
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Founder Calie Herbst pops in to chat about what’s working for her during this quarantine, and what’s not. A friend texted from Oregon today and asked our group chat, “So, 5 weeks into this life… how’s everyone doing in 3 words?” The responses trickled in. “Discombobulated.” “Stunned.” “Pants don’t fit.” “So. Many. Feelings.” My response:...
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We combed the internet and our brains for the best at-home date night ideas, and we’ve only the included the ones that didn’t make us immediately cringe. (And all of them can be done while the kids are asleep!) So, turn off your phones, and get to it. You really deserve it. 1. Pick-A-Year Music...
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