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In Her Own Time

My daughter has a tendency to use me as a human shield between her and other people when she has to interact with adults. She’ll stand plastered to me, arm rigidly locked around mine, her face half-hidden behind my sleeve as she tries smilingly to answer any bit of chit-chat thrown her way. If you’ve […]

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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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The Bitter Aftertaste of Social Media as a Mom

Whenever I meet someone who doesn’t use social media I always ask, but why? How do you keep in touch with people? They respond explaining important people call or visit you in person. Or they say that social media is a distraction they don’t need. I argue back that my family lives far away, this […]

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Pressure and the Anxious Child: A General Guide for Emotional Support

Enter the mind of an anxious child, and you step into a storm. Thoughts are a constant swirl that instantaneously run through a thousand catastrophic scenarios as they rapidly assess situations and determine their safety level, at the same time gauging an internal barometer for available energy and the motivation to deal with those selfsame situations. And […]

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Sex and the single mom apparently anxiety is not sexy

Sex and the Single Mom: Apparently, Anxiety is Not Sexy

My most recent first date was not planned and, for me, that is something I make sure never happens. I usually spend days thinking about and then hours getting ready for a first date. This night started very differently. I was at an Irish bar with my best friend, Hilary. We split a delicious burger. […]

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