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When You Feel Your Lowest as a New Mom: Field Notes from the Battlefield of Motherhood

Let's be honest for just a minute. My hair is falling out. Not just a little bit, but by the handfuls. If that wasn't enough, after a bout of February-itis, I decided to cut my own bangs. Brilliant! I now have an inch between my eyebrows and my hairline. My stomach is not good. I'm [...]
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Celebrating Girls’ Day and Dreaming of the Daughter I Never Had

March 3rd is “Girls' Day,” called Hinamatsuri, in Japan. On this day, parents with young daughters celebrate and pray for the happiness and healthy growth of their girls. Traditionally, families display special dolls of imperial princes and princesses from the Heian Period (794-1185 CE), eat sushi, and drink Shirosake (a sake made from fermented rice). [...]
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Self-Care Doesn’t Have to Be Extensive to Be Effective

One thing I've learned on this motherhood journey is that I need to take care of myself. Self-care has become an important piece of the puzzle in keeping me sane. In the early years of mothering, it feels like you're barely treading water. You're just trying to keep your little ones alive and answering their [...]
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