“I Can’t Do This” and Other New Mom Myths

With the appearance of those two little lines on the stick comes a flood of emotions ebbing and flowing over the next nine months. Excitement, wonder, and joy make their appearance, accompanied by uncertainty, lack of control, or even downright fear. When I was pregnant with my first baby, well-meaning people would say things like, “Oh, a woman’s body was made for this, you’ll know just what to do.” I…

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My Premature Birth Story, and March For Babies

A little over eight years ago, I was teaching K-8 Music and Drama in three schools. (Yes- three schools. That’s a whole other story) I was pregnant with my first daughter. I loved my job, but I was looking forward to the time when I would be home with my baby. Little did I know it would happen six weeks too soon! I had gone in for a weekly check…

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