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Remembering the Girl Who Lives inside You

I spend most of my days with my boys, ages three and five. We spend them close, laughing at each other’s knock-knock jokes and talking about simple things. But some days this house isn’t big enough, and I find myself crying into my toast needing a friend. A grown-up to ask me how I’m doing. read more

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How Motherhood Is Like The Velveteen Rabbit

A child’s voice is louder than the world’s, the one telling me I need to lose weight, the one saying I should put on makeup or dye my hair or wear brand-name clothes. The one glancing enviously at other women, the one that nearly killed me when I was an anorexic teenager. read more

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The One To-Do List You Cannot Live Without

My husband is on paternity leave, and I don't know how I'd do this without him, how anyone does. This two to three -- suddenly we don't have laps enough, suddenly, my arms are not long enough, suddenly, a baby is weeping, and so are my sons and I am too. read more

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On Bikinis and Dieting

I just quit eating desserts at first, and then the peanut butter and the jam and then the butter, and finally, the bread itself. I got down to a few pickles for lunch, a spoonful of corn for supper, and my bathing suit, it sagged because I had no bum. I was starving to death, but, hey – I was skin read more

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5 Ways to Fall Back in Love with Your Husband

Can love overcome any obstacle? I believe it can. In fact, I know it can, but it means making choices. read more