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The #1 Mistake Moms Make When Creating Birth Plans

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading birth stories, mommy blogs, or pregnancy and birth forums, you’ll see references to… * Birth plans flying out windows * Birth plans being thrown out windows We all know what the mom means: the birth she planned and hoped for didn’t go as expected. There are so […]

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The Not-So-Simple Matter of Apple Pie

This is part of a series I’m calling This Is Your Brain on Facebook. But perhaps a better title would be This Is My Brain on Facebook, as I acknowledge there may be less neurotic ways to approach social media. But I’m a writer. And an introvert. Neurotic’s my middle name. Erev Rosh Hashanah is […]


Why I’m (Mostly) Quitting Facebook

If you’ve never said to yourself or another person, “Wow, I really need to cut back on my Facebook habit,” or “I spend way too much time on Facebook!” then move on. This post isn’t for you. If you have, however, well… come in, please. Let me pour you a cup of tea, and let’s […]

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A Few Random Scribbles, or Why Writing the First Post Feels So Difficult

My new website/blog was born December 2012. (Wow that feels like forever ago…) I spent way-too-many-hours teaching myself how to use WordPress and putting together my new site. I had lists of ideas for blog posts, and a wonderful six month plan for moving forward from the amazing Shauntelle Hamlett. I really was excited to […]