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Thank You From a Very Tired Mom

I am a mom of three including a 5 week old with colic or reflux or some combination of the two.  For anyone who has had a baby who cries after every feed, who cannot be put down, who is up all night long nursing and crying, you know how emotionally messed up I am [...]

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Raising Hikers

When I think back on the first few years that I spent with my husband, an image that always comes to mind is hiking a mountain trail.  In fact, T and I hiked and camped throughout our entire courtship (I was a cheap date), culminating with a marriage proposal atop a New Hampshire mountain many years [...]

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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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Ignoring your #2 and Other Tips For Moms Expecting Their 2nd

Lately, everywhere I turn, someone is expecting their #2.  So, I thought I’d put together a short list of tips/observations/what to expects from a mom who — 5 years later — remembers the transition well. Remember when your first was a newborn and you had that video camera in hand recording your 5 day old [...]

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