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Seconds, Part II

My husband and I always agreed that we’d have two children. I have a brother and he has a sister. We both believed that having more than one child was the best way to teach our daughter about sharing, about kindness, about patience—that the world didn’t revolve around her. My husband also believes that the […]

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Free Fun

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when we have made our New Year’s resolutions, and because it’s still January, are still working hard to keep them. On my list every year along with losing ten pounds and becoming fluent in French is the goal of saving more money. Sometimes I want […]

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Seconds

I remember when my oldest daughter was born. Like many (all?) expectant mothers, I was a bit of a Nervous Nelly. I slept on top of an old beach towel from about my sixth month of pregnancy just in case my water broke. I stashed bottles of hand sanitizer all over my house, in every […]

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Apres – Babymoon

I’m a stay-at-home mom with seven-month and four-year old daughters. My husband works about fifteen minutes away, but long hours. He’s not around much to chip in with the parenting and household duties. Baby is still waking up twice a night, and then ready to start her day by 6:30 a.m. I’m also working on […]

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In Defense of Older Moms

The other day a pregnant friend told me she’d been strong-armed by her ObGyn into submitting to invasive genetic screening due to her “advanced maternal age.” She’s thirty-six. I’ll leave the rant about being bullied by physicians for another post. This post is about being a woman of so-called advanced age—which, when you’re pregnant, is […]

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