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Mom-In-Training

“My name is Melissa and I just had a baby.” The first step in any recovery is admission, right? They say that becoming a…

This is Parenting

She cries out in the night, the long mournful wail of the weary. Her tears stain my pajamas as I comfort her in the…

Monkey Baby

I was watching a documentary about monkeys a while ago. It followed a troop of monkeys where the dominant female would try to steal the…

The Perfect Pre-Kid Mother

I was on the phone with my best friend the other day and she said something that really resonated with me: “I was the best mom ever before I actually had kids.”…