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1 Brilliant Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

I’ve always given my children a vast assortment of vegetables.  I don’t force them to eat the food on their plate, but they aren’t allowed to choose something else for their meal.  I make exceptions of course; for example, Theo, my 3-year old, hates potatoes and always has.  Now, I grew up in a household …

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The Loneliness of Motherhood Nobody Talks About

It’s pretty common to hear crazy, funny, and joyful stories of becoming a mother.  What isn’t so common to hear are stories of the loneliness of motherhood.  I’m referring to the everyday realness and hardships of being a mother, and not post-partum depression.  As I acknowledge and reflect on my emotions as a mother it …

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My Failed Twin Breastfeeding Experience…and Why I’m OK With It

When I found out I was expecting twins, I thought I would easily figure out twin breastfeeding. I breastfed my first, Theo, up until he was about 11 months old. I loved that I was giving him good quality milk, that it was so easy (no bottles to wash, heck yes!), and that it was …

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My Twin Birth Story, Part 1

When you find out you’re expecting twins, you do everything you can to prepare.  For me, this consisted of reading everything I could find on twin pregnancies and births.  The overwhelming majority of what I read made me incredibly anxious.  A twin pregnancy is considered high risk, and I read story after story of women being put …

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