Author Archive | Kimberly Peña

no to the elf

Just Saying NO to the Elf

No to the Elf There are a lot of things about Christmas I love. As soon as Thanksgiving is over I fall somewhere between Buddy the Elf and a Who from Whoville. My halls are decked as much as they can be and we always get a real tree. But there is one thing I […]

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me-too

#metoo Matters

This weekend something happened across my Facebook feed and I’m sure it was on yours too.  Countless friends, coworkers, and family, men and women, with the hashtag #metoo. It has been posted over 200,000 times this weekend. This hashtag was created in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal with the idea that “if all women […]

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hoping for healthy baby

Hoping for Healthy

I read something recently where a blogger said that when someone says “they hoped for healthy babies” it was hurtful to those who have had babies who were not born healthy. I do not feel that way. I had a baby who was born healthy, but not perfect. We did not get to do skin […]

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miss breastfeeding

You’re Going to Miss This

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t curse me just yet. You’re going to miss breastfeeding. It’s true that in the early days of breastfeeding it’s hard to ever imagine that you’ll one day miss it. You won’t miss the chapped nipples, issues with latching, and especially the mastitis. I know because I had them […]

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divorce after kids

When Love Falls Apart

It seemed like a normal enough week. I had lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while to discuss some work things and was excited to catch up. I couldn’t wait to hear about how life was going, how her kids were, etc. When she said the D word I sat in shock […]

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