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Beyond the Baby Blues: Signs of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder

This post is sponsored by Missouri Baptist Medical Center.  As moms, we’re often characterized as selfless, loving human beings who sacrifice many of our wants and needs for the wants and needs of our children. Unfortunately, this often comes at the expense of our own well–being. So, how can we expect to be good moms […]

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Grieving a Friendship

Grief sucks, and 2019 was filled with a LOT of it for me. Within eight weeks, I lost two grandmas, one great-aunt, and my beloved fur-baby, Stanley. It was frickin’ rough. Saying goodbye to these people (yes, my dog was like a human baby to me 🤷🏼‍♀️) was difficult. I couldn’t figure out how and […]

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Daddy’s Girl

November is National Grieving Children’s Month. I have watched my daughter grieve for years. She hides it well. She pretends she doesn’t care, that it is not important to her. But, I am her mother, I see what she works to conceal. I am the one to who is there on those rare times when […]

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A Living Legacy- The Bennett Project

This post is by guest writer Emily Dyall. Did you know September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Did you know only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer? Sad, but true. I lost my 10 year old brother, Bennett, to colon cancer and then an inoperable brain tumor in September [...]
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Be Our Guest

I was in the midst of a messy divorce with 16 year old autistic daughter and an 8 year old. Passover, one of the biggest holidays on the Jewish calendar, was fast approaching. I was so overwhelmed, nervous and probably more than a little depressed. No matter how you look at it, Passover is expensive […]

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