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You Are Already Living Brave

"Shhhhhh, it’s okay, Mommy’s here." Words I whisper often in the dark. I take my fingers and push her hair away from her forehead. I do my best with my presence and my words to reassure both of us that she indeed will be okay. That she is safe. That I will take care of her. read more

honestly

Teaching my Daughters to Live #LikeAGirl

It seems appropriate that a video asking what it means to do something “like a girl” is from a maxi-pad company. There is nothing more feminine than having our periods after all. Even the brand name, Always, suggests trust because of the consistency and dependability of the single word moniker. read more

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We Speak Mom Language, Part 2

We took to the streets to ask people if they knew the meaning of common mom-words. You know, that wide array of colorful words women learn when they become moms (it’s a super mommy power.) We posted the first set of videos already, but wanted to share the rest for your enjoyment. read more

honestly

Celebrating the Release of Atlas Girl

Hello, Darling. It's time for a celebration, don't you think? Our own Emily Wierenga is releasing her memoir today, and we couldn't think of a better way to share it with you than giving your an excerpt. (Plus, she's giving away 5 free copies!) read more

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Finding Gifts in My Story

Some women enter motherhood with a solid foundation,a clear plan for raising their families. Then there are those women who pull into the hospital labor room with a U-Haul full of emotional baggage that has to be sorted with the diapers and bottles. I’m a card-carrying member of the latter group. read more