Tag: Motherhood

The “B” Word I Won’t Use

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“Oh don’t say that word around Courtney,” my friend joked after hearing another mom share about her hectic life. The mom laughed with confusion....

Unbecoming Supermom

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Alcohol. Illicit drugs. Those were not my preferred vices. I preferred the socially acceptable one. The one that no one questioned. The one that...

It’s OK to Not Enjoy Every Moment of Motherhood

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"The time will pass so fast. Just enjoy every minute!" I call big fat BOLOGNA!! Are you seriously telling me that I should enjoy rinsing poop...

When Mother’s Day Is Bittersweet {Celebrating Amidst the Grief}

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**I want to preface this post by saying that my words may trigger some of you. If you feel like your heart is in...

Soup Sandwiches + Dandelion Greens in this Military Life

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One of my favorite phrases from my time in the Marine Corps is "soup sandwich."  Soup sandwich is used to describe any situation that's a...

Yes, You Still Know What You Are Doing

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  How do you have confidence in your parenting when you can’t even know if it’s safe to take a walk in your neighborhood with...

In the Midnight Hour: Musings on Motherhood

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This week, my youngest child had a cough that started out benign but developed into a hacking cough that woke him up, gasping for...

I’m Done Having Children, But Is It Really That Simple?

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This is part of a series of perspectives from our contributors on a subject that no one quite has the answer to: when is...

Transparent Parenting: The Day I Scared My Son with my Grief

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I knew my friend would be dropping off my son from school any minute. I had to get myself together. I walked into my bathroom,...

Breastfeeding After Year One Is My Choice

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When I first started writing this post, I was a week away from my son’s first birthday.  This was not the first birthday we...

6 Ways to Elevate Women on International Women’s Day

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Has there been a time in your life where a female friend, mentor, colleague, or family member has given you inspiration? Has that person...

February Book Club: Valentine

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When we hear the word "valentine," we usually think of a holiday about love. It might evoke images of Cupid and pink cards; cute...