If you had asked me about postpartum depression a few years ago, I might have said it was not a real thing. I might have said that mama was just tired, or that mama needed some help. I might have smiled and nodded at someone who said she was experiencing it.
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I started ripping the room apart, layer by layer. I couldn’t find anything. After checking the corners, the mattress, the box springs, and the bedding, I thought we might be in the clear. But then I saw it: one flat brown bug, the same size as the nailhead trim on our headboard, staring back at […]
Looking back, I wonder if as a child I subconsciously learned that I should to be unhappy with my weight because so many of the women I looked up to felt that way. Maybe I learned it’s just what women do — part of our female heritage. We can’t fully like ourselves, especially if we […]
The brand new Clean Juice location at The Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth offers acaí bowls, made-to-order juices, protein smoothies, warm drinks and bites, cold-pressed juices, and more! All of Clean Juice’s products are USDA certified organic. This means no produce or other component of their products is sprayed with chemicals or pesticides (because […]
Now that the winter break from school is almost over, this mama is racking her brain, thinking of ways we can keep the flu from our doorstep. These are the ideas floating through my mind . . .
Having CPS show up on your doorstep is a fear for many. As a former CPS worker investigating allegations of abuse and neglect in two states, I can understand the anxiety that comes from having CPS arrive in your life. No matter if CPS is at your door because of an unfounded claim or real honest-to-goodness […]
Toddler and tantrums often go hand-in-hand. But, I would suggest that at least 90 percent of the time, tantrums start because the expectations we have of our children are simply too high. We put them in situations they are not equipped to handle and then guess what happens . . . they explode.