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Mothering My Mental Health and My Child — What Gives?

Depression. Anxiety. Postpartum depression. At one time or another, each of these diagnoses had a home in my medical records. I've been in some pretty dark places throughout my life — so dark that bailing...
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8 Rainy-Day Infant- and Toddler-Friendly Activities in and Around Boston

I'm not exaggerating when I tell you my child was sick five times this winter. With each virus lasting about a week, you do the math, because frankly, I'm pretty useless from the neck...

I Planned, and the Labor and Delivery Gods Laughed

I avoided thinking about labor and delivery for the first six months of my pregnancy. I blissfully browsed Pinterest for nursery ideas, made lists of girl names, and daydreamed about bringing a little warm...

I Don’t Want My Pre-Baby Body Back, Thank You Very Much

Getting back to our pre-baby weight is seen as some sort of accomplishment by society, the fitness industry, and the media. I've come to realize how backward this is, but I had to first...

5 Apps This Mama Can’t Live Without

I never thought I'd be turning to technology for self-care as a new mom. But during the hours I've spent nursing my baby, driving the baby to sleep, waiting in a parked car while the baby...

3 Strategies to Stay (Somewhat) Sane this Holiday Season

Hate to break it to ya, but there is no such thing as a stress-free life. We all have work pressures, financial worries, parenting struggles, relationship issues, health problems... the list goes on and...
My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part III

My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part III

Parts I and II of my infertility story were published previously. It was a snowy January, and I was going through my first evaluation cycle at the fertility clinic to determine the cause of my infertility. At this...
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My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part II

For part I of my infertility story, click here. Let me set the scene for you. I had just finished graduate school, and I was psyched and ready to start my new career as a clinical social worker....
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My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part I

My reproductive function and infertility, which I affectionately refer to as my "ovarian insecurities," have been a source of confusion, distress, and shame for me for 20 long years. I got my first period in...