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Kindergarten Tears...and Smiles

Kindergarten Tears…and Smiles

  Guest post by Heather Beckmann. Kindergarten is a word that stirs many emotions in a parent’s heart. Even if your child has previously been in full-time daycare or preschool, it’s a big milestone. Things become more formal, more systematic, more grown-up somehow, and of course, cheaper (if your child is attending public school). Raising a […]

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How to Have a Fit Pregnancy

How to Have a Fit Pregnancy According to a Doctor Who Is Also a Mom!

  We are honored to share this post written by Dr. Cara Hartle of Virginia Physicians for Women. Multiple times throughout my week I am asked, Is it safe to exercise during my pregnancy? And the answer is typically, Yes! Absolutely! There are very few contraindications to exercise in pregnancy, and especially in early pregnancy. […]

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Postpartum Depression

“But I’m a Therapist!” The Beast That Is Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

“Tonight I stood next to my daughter’s crib as tears started to build up. How could something so innocent, so beautiful, so wanted, bring so much hurt. Hurt because I feel guilty for feeling hurt, and hurt because after just 5 months, my marriage feels broken. Having a baby seemed like the perfect next step […]

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Our Son, Carter

Our Son, Carter :: Kelli and Matt’s Story

Our son, Carter, was born at 26 weeks due to complications from preeclampsia. Despite his very weak lungs, pulmonary hypertension, and too many other complications to list here, he fought every day for 6 months to give us hope of tomorrow.  Although his time with us was way too short, his story touched the lives […]

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Summer Parenting

How Summertime Can Motivate Us to Keep Our Eyes on the Goal of Parenting

Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts in the park— and Long lazy days. But too […]

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