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Loving Them Isn’t Enough.

Ask a grandparent why they love having grandkids so much, and I guarantee you that 9 out of 10 of them will give some version of the following answer: “Oh, it’s so wonderful!  You get to love on them, and play with them, and then kiss them goodbye and send them home.” As much as […]

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First Two Weeks with a Newborn

The First Two Weeks: The Scoop on Newborns

Nothing ever prepares you for children, especially newborns. There is no manual you are handed when you leave the hospital. It’s an entirely new world full of joy, exhaustion, frustration, worry, and pure amazement. Sure, you can read a few books, peruse a few online resources, and attend classes, but you won’t ever be ready. […]

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Being the Fertile Friend

Yesterday, Katie shared her experience of struggling with infertility when your friends are not. Today, Lindsey opens up about the opposite experience–coming to terms with high fertility among friends who struggle to conceive. Both stories show the love and support that both sides have for each other, as well as the challenge of relating to the other […]

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Celebrating Differences

My younger brother, Amir, is a compassionate, kind, silly, rule-following, Hot Wheels-loving, resilient 20-year-old, and he happens to have autism. When my children were much younger, they didn’t notice that their uncle had special needs. I figured that since they grew up with him always being around, that they may never question his differences since […]

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