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Losing Someone Who Never Was

    A week ago today, I took a home pregnancy test and learned that I was pregnant with my 3rd child.  Those of you who know me know that I have been thinking and talking about having another baby for the last 4 years.  In fact, I chronicled my waffling over a 3rd child [...]

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Fitting in Fitness When Traveling With Kids

Remember the days when you just had to throw a few things in a suitcase and off you were to some exotic destination with all the time in the world to do whatever you pleased? And then you had kids. Now travel means that you pack for a bunch of people, you take along everything [...]

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My Birth Stories — Part 2

After my first birth experience (which I blogged about here – yes, you ought to read Part 1 first), I was committed to doing everything in my power to make sure that the birth of my second baby was as non-medical and non-invasive as possible.   Toward that effort, when I became pregnant in 2006, I went [...]

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My Birth Stories — Part 1

My first birth experience was fucked up.  Harsh statement, I know.  But true. I expected that my OB and the hospital would look out for me and take care of me.  Isn’t that what hospitals are for — to take care of people? What I learned from my one and only hospital birth experience was [...]

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Letting Go At Camp

Greetings!  My first post from Camp. I am spending the summer teaching health & fitness at a sleep away camp in the mountains of upstate NY.  My husband teaches during the year, so our schedules allow us to come up as a family — T heads up the athletic program and coaches soccer and lacrosse, and [...]

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