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CHAOS is BEAUTIFUL: How A Two-Year-Old, Puppy, And Second-Round Pregnancy Taught Me To Embrace the “Crazy Lady” Label

Sympathy was in the air when friends and family found out we were relocating to Arizona, during an Iowa winter, for my husband’s new job. Of course, with a toddler in tow and myself being almost 20 weeks pregnant, I could understand the idea that chaos could ensue while packing up and moving our lives […]

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Breastfeeding Doesn’t Define Me

 As National Breastfeeding Awareness Month approaches breastfeeding always becomes a huge topic amongst mothers on media. I have had my experience with both breastfeeding and bottle feeding and I thought I would share my opinion on the topic. This post is in no way trying to stir up controversy, but I felt like I should talk […]

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Surviving Postpartum depression and anxiety

Surviving Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

photography by Jen Roberts I originally published my postpartum depression & anxiety story at, but I was inspired by Erica’s postpartum psychosis story to hit publish one more time. I don’t think this topic can be shared enough times. To give you an update, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl since I wrote this story. I didn’t […]

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Dear C-Section Mom - a Cesarean Birth Story

Dear C-Section Mom

Dear C-Section Mom…yes, you are brave, you are strong, you are beautiful. And you are not less than, you should not be ashamed…I’m not even sure when that notion began in our society. It is Cesarean Awareness Month. This is the first time I have heard about this time that we set aside to promote awareness about […]

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