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“I Don’t Want Kids… And That’s OK!” A Comic By Illustrator Kate McDonough

November 10, 2016 by

Kate McDonough is an illustrator and writer currently living in Iowa. She creates a series of comics called "Pretty, Pretty Ugly" that focus on living with anxiety and trying to see the humor in awkward moments. From a young age Kate has always known that she didn’t want children, and like so many of us who have made this choice ... [Read More]

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When Your Birth Plan Goes So Wrong That There Is No Baby To Bring Home…One Woman’s Story

August 30, 2016 by

By Marlene Kern Fischer - Before I was a blogger I was (and still am) an avid blog reader. I enjoy learning about other people’s lives through their stories and gaining a perspective on things that are unlike my own experiences. ... [Read More]

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Mamma’s Liquid Love… Jewelry Made With Breast Milk

August 18, 2016 by

Ann Marie Sharoupim is a pharmacist who also creates and sells one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with breast milk. It was Ann Marie’s own breastfeeding journey that inspired her to start her jewelry endeavor Mamma's Liquid Love. With her first child Rebecca, Ann Marie struggled to produce her own breast milk. "It took me ... [Read More]

“So, When Are You Having A Baby?!” Funny Video Makes Serious Point About Pressures Women Face

“So, When Are You Having A Baby?!” Funny Video Makes Serious Point About Pressures Women Face

August 16, 2016 by

At age 31, Michelle Hands is an accomplished Site Engineer with "a pretty amazing" life that, thus far, has exceeded "all expectations" - her expectations. But like the unfortunate right of passage it is, she's finally reached that special point in her journey through womanhood when other people have started ... [Read More]

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NBC Olympic Commentator Tweets That Parents of Simone Biles Are NOT Her Parents Because She’s Adopted

August 8, 2016 by

By Carrie Goldman - By now, everyone is talking about the powerful, incredible Simone Biles, the top contender for the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. One person who is doing the talking, however ... [Read More]

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Combining Breastfeeding With Snark Makes For One “Very Crafty” 6 Panel Comic

July 26, 2016 by

An oldie, but a great-ie, you should know 'Very Crafty,' this 6 panel comic by writer and artist Heather Cushman-Dowdee, the creator of Hathor the Cowgoddess and Mama Is, comics about breastfeeding, homebirthing, attachment parenting and motherhood. "The combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft" inspired a whole lot of people (including us) ... [Read More]

Why I Hope My Daughter Doesn’t Say “Sorry”

July 8, 2016 by

By Kelly Burch - Most women have decided it is better to apologize too often than to risk not saying “sorry” enough. I was boarding a flight from Chicago to Boston with my 18-month-old daughter when the apologies began. “Sorry,” she said, as we bumbled down the aisle, brushing against passengers who were already in their seats. “Sorry.” As we made our way to the back of the plane, the baby ... [Read More]

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My Story: Mom At 15

June 16, 2016 by

By Amy Lappos - "Call me when your toes curl from the pain," the doctor had told me. I was doubled over. Time to call. It was coming. I was 15 and about to have my first child. Although I could sense a change within me as she grew in my belly, it wasn't until the moment I held her that my world ended and our world began; as if I too had been squeezed through a place of femininity into a bright, new, ... [Read More]

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