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Monthly Archives: June 2017

This Is What High-Functioning Anxiety Feels Like

It just comes. It doesn’t need an invitation. It just invites itself in, and suddenly your heart is beating faster. Your hands are shaking. Your bones feel weakened, jelly-ish. You’re afraid to raise your eyes, and when you do, it’s there staring you in the face: the reason your anxiety kicked into high gear. And you have to breathe deep …

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7 Things I’m Weird About Since Having Kids

Motherhood has made me weird. Like, before kids, I was mostly normal. I didn’t worry about life, and I pretty much trusted things to work out. My biggest worry before kids was how I was going to fill my Thursday nights when Friends ended (I mean, seriously, Thursday nights have never been the same, amiright?).  My husband and I did what …

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The One Phrase I Wish We Could Ban From Mom Conversations

My good friend is a single mother. Her days are as intricately plotted as a military operation: get up, nurse the baby while the pre-schooler watches a show, make breakfast, dress them both, pack lunches, get herself dressed and ready for work while the kids watch another show, drop one child at day care and the other at nursery school, …

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Breastfeeding Does Not Equal Success In Motherhood

It’s 6 p.m. on a Monday. I’m wheeling my shrieking baby across the store. We power-walk to the very back aisle. I’m looking over my shoulder the entire time. Had any employee been around, they probably would have suspected shoplifting. We finally make it to the right aisle. I cautiously look around once more and enter quickly. Relief. I didn’t run into anyone I know. …

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When Anxiety Presents as Anger, Not Fear

I have been anxious for as long as I can remember. I grew from an awkward and anxious child to an awkward and anxious adult. As a teenager I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, but it was only as an adult that I learned more about what it actually means to be anxious. Having anxiety doesn’t just mean being nervous or …

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No, My Child Is Not Too Old For That, Thank You Very Much

  “How long is shegoing to do that for?” someone asked of my still-breastfeeding 2-year-old. “Isn’t she getting a little old?” No, but thank you for asking. “She’s still not potty trained, huh?” someone remarked about my just-turned-3-year-old. “Isn’t she getting too old for diapers?” No, but thanks for your concern. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people …

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15 Alkaline Foods that Prevent Obesity, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Junk and processed food change the pH levels in your body. As a consequence, there is a distortion in the immune system, which leads to health disorders like cancer, obesity and heart disease. The Best 15 Alkaline Foods on the Planet 1. Spinach Spinach can eliminate free radicals, improve your memory, and keep your heart strong by being rich in …

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