REAL MOMS. REAL STORIES. 

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Q&A with Rebecca Fox Starr, Author of Beyond the Baby Blues
Brooke and Jen interview Rebecca Fox Starr about her battle with postpartum anxiety and depression and why she chose to
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Q&A with Olivia Siegl: Every Mum Has the Right to Enjoy Motherhood
Watch Olivia Siegl, writer, blogger, warrior mom of two precious girls, author of the amazing new book, Bonkers and founder of The Every
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I DON’T KNOW WHO I AM
I’m a new mom of a crazy-cute little girl. And the months leading up to her birth were ones filled
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#BLESSED
My astrologist said that having my kids was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. Bear with me…I’m
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CAN WE PLEASE STOP PRETENDING: THE FIRST TWO MONTHS WITH A NEWBORN ARE THE FUCKING WORST
Can we all stop faking the funk and just fess up that the first two months with a newborn are
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WHERE THE HELL AM I?
I don’t even know where to start. Fuck. I have no idea who I am or how I got here.
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MEDICATION + COUNSELING + SUPPORT SYSTEM = HAPPY MAMA
My daughter was born in July 2014 after nearly 30 hours of labor. Despite the pain and exhaustion, I was
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BECAUSE OF HER. A LETTER TO MY PRE-MOM SELF
Dear Pre-Mom Michelle, I know you hate yourself right now. I know you can’t stand the sight of yourself in
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WHEN YOU DON’T GET THE BIRTH YOU WERE PROMISED – PART 4
Hidden wounds are often the most damaging. I began a regiment of medications and therapy: medications to help me sleep
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WHEN YOU DON’T GET THE BIRTH YOU WERE PROMISED – PART 3
It began as nightmares. Ashton was not yet home from the NICU, but I had been discharged from the hospital
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