Parenting

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What Facebook Forgot on Father’s Day…

I sat down and put my fingers to the keyboard to quickly type out my usual “I love my Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather, and husband” type of Father’s Day Post, accompanied by adorable pictures of these strong men in my life. I even pressed submit. And then, just as I did for Mother’s Day, I quickly […]

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Clogged Milk Duct…or Cancer?

A warning from one young mama battling cancer to help prevent other mamas from this fight. Twelve months ago, I gave birth to my second daughter, and immediately after she was born I knew something was wrong with my right boob. I asked for a hospital breast pump, but no one seemed to want to […]

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To My Husband on Father’s Day — I Love Who We’ve Become

We’ve been together a long time, you and I. We’ve literally grown up together, making the transition from broke college students who scrounged together our last dollars from our work study jobs for the occasional dinner date, to our multiple degrees and new house in Austin. We’ve evolved from irresponsible young adults to semi-responsible parents of three (plus […]

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