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The Experiences of a Mother's Heart

The Experiences of a Mother’s Heart

Before becoming a parent, it never really occurred to me that one of the many feelings I would experience as a parent would be heartbreak. I pictured heart-pounding love, unexplainable joy, and overwhelming responsibility. If I pictured having any negative feelings at all, they could simply be summed up as fear, anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. […]

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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend, let alone a husband, when I met Russell. I had been married before and had gone through a rough divorce. I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to get married again. One night, I was out with a friend for a girls’ night out in Jackson Ward. Suddenly, I […]

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I Had a Nervous Breakdown Over Laundry

I Had a Nervous Breakdown Over Laundry

As mothers, we all have our thing that we absolutely hate doing, right? For some, it might be cooking, or vacuuming, or emptying the dishwasher, or doing a craft, or scheduling doctor’s appointments. For me, it is folding and putting away laundry. I know, conceptually, that I can fold an entire basket of clothes during an […]

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Pop Punk Dad

Pop Punk Dad

I married a punk. Matt Seymour is my husband and Ruby’s dad. He’s been playing music around Richmond for almost two decades. Anyone who knows him knows that he loves making music, going to shows, supporting his friends, drinking beer, and riding his bike. It turns out he also loves being a dad. His life […]

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Why I'll Be Vacuuming Once My Baby Arrives

Why I’ll Be Vacuuming Once My Baby Arrives

If you’ve ever welcomed a child into your family, you’ve probably heard this advice: Don’t worry about vacuuming for the first several months! And even if you’ve never even babysat a child, you’ve probably also seen the cute, ubiquitous signs urging you to… After all, we need to savor every moment, right? And if you’re […]

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