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The Syzygy of Partnering and Parenting

The Syzygy of Partnering and Parenting As a relationship expert and coach, I have been amazed at how much I have learned about adult relationship through being a parent of a toddler and an infant.   I realize the secrets that work best with my children work wonders with my partner and vice versa.   I am…

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My Postpartum Depression: Waking From the Dream

Thank you Reena Burton for this intimate story of living in the shadows of postpartum depression. Your courage and compassion will resonate with so many mothers. Reena is also the artist of all the artwork in this article, you can learn more about her and her artwork in the author box below.  When I was…

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Having a Baby? Give the Gift of Support.

Expecting a baby? Give the gift of support. This article was originally shared on New Dream’s webiste, whose focus is on less stuff and more of what matters. If you’re a parent, you already know that all the cute onesies you received at your baby shower or birth blessing paled in comparison to the home-cooked meals delivered…

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February: Games & Crafts

For the month of February, we have some sweet games to share with your sweethearts, and some simple crafts to celebrate Valentines Day. Please share your own special games and crafts in the comments.  GAMES AND ACTIVITIES Sweet little Bay The Wind (author unknown) Shhh, say the tall trees blowing in the wind. (Baby is…

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Sipping Bone Broth

Sipping Bone Broth shared by our friend Megan Whithed of Small Batch Wellness in Maine Boasting some recent popularity, a version of bone broth has been a staple in nearly every culture. Innately a warming food, bone broth rebuilds the constitution and facilitates absorption in the gut. Think of it sort of like a multivitamin.…

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Motherhood Letter No. 11: Dear Matt and Peter

This is No. 11 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering here through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess on her blog, Leaning into Light.   Dear Matt and Peter,   Thirteen days…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 10: Café Sisterhood

Dear Forrest, A week after Donald Trump was elected. I walked into the café, ready to order my cappuccino, and there you stood. Rather than sharing café small talk, you asked how I was doing and I knew you didn’t want to hear, “Fine.” You didn’t want to hear an answer that superficially informed you…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 9: Dear Dad

This is #9 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below.   Dear Dad, It was evening. We sat in…

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The Motherhood Letters #7: Dear Nina

This is #7 in The Motherhood Letters, a new monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below. Dear Nina,   It’s only been two days…

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Thai Coconut Curry Recipe

This delicious soup recipe shared by Korrin Rogers of Om Mamas Postpartum Kitchen is perfect for the colder months that is fast approaching. This simple soup recipe is easy to make and is so nourishing. INGREDIENTS 1 tsp of oil 1 can of coconut milk (then fill the can with with filtered water) 1/2 lime…

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