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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 Things No One Tells You

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How to Pack for the Hospital When Expecting

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Lipstick on a New Mom

After three days of caring for a new human on almost no sleep and with zero experience, my confidence was gone. I smiled weakly back at the stranger. If the lipstick wasn’t right for me, I was too tired to care. read more