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I Donated Breastmilk

At the end of March, my baby daughter caught that horrible cold that was going around. She had a fever and was so full of snot she could barely breathe through her nose. Nursing was tough for her, and she would stop after just a few minutes. My breasts felt full almost constantly, and in […]

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So You’ve Decided to Sleep Train…

So you’ve decided to sleep train. Well done! You made a decision! Hooray for you.  I’m guessing you’ve spent about all of your mental energy on this — you’ve read all about cortisol and how French babies just magically learn how to sleep and about baby whispering; you know everything there is to know about […]

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About Last Night…

I half rolled, half slid out of bed, pushing myself up with my arms so as not to aggravate an already-sore back. I had no idea what time it was. When your 9-month-old infant is still waking up three times a night, you stop checking the clock. And she was awake now. When I got to […]

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The Years Are Short

When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, a co-worker gave me a piece of advice: “The days are long, the years are short,” he chuckled. But there was a knowing wisdom in that laugh. While I tended to ignore most of the cliché tidbits people threw my way when they saw my pregnant belly, […]

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Kids

There’s no question that we live in one of the most Irish cities in America. Boston and Irish heritage are practically synonymous! So when March 17 rolls around each year, it’s hard to miss the gaggle of green that flanks the city, from parades to celebrations to the melodies of bagpipes and fiddles tucked around […]

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Hope for the Weary :: Out of the Parenting Weeds for One Blessed Minute

Most of my parenting life is spent in the weeds. You know them, I’m sure. Probably you’re in them right now. They wrap around you, weaving fatigue and loneliness with joy and delight, boredom and monotony with wonder and love. Because motherhood is nothing but a total duality of emotions. The weeds are reheated coffee […]

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