Corona Blues

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I think every single one of us had our own struggles during COVID lockdown. We each were weathering our own storms within the four walls of our house. I like to think of myself as a pretty happy and...
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Up until recently, I would have told you that a post-birth diagnosis of Down syndrome was the biggest surprise in my life. I would have said that our son, who is rocking an extra chromosome, was the most unexpected...
Reparations. Dismantling systematic racism. These have become more mainstream topics of discussion, as they should be. But what does that mean and how can the average person help with what seems to some a monumental task?    Well I'm glad you...
Who has 2 thumbs and has a toddler that doesn’t nap?!  This mom!!!  I had a pretty much picture-perfect routine for my 2.5-year-old.  Up at 8am, nap from 1-3, bed at 8pm.  Who wouldn’t want that schedule?  Well than...
He doesn't understand the pain his words cause me. "All lives matter," he says. "It's a police brutality issue, not racism. Cops kill white people too," he says.  Twenty plus years of an imperfect marriage; we've said our fair share...
I haven't written in a few months.  Its hard to even focus long enough for this short piece.  I was on a roll feeling good and then Covid-19 changed everything. I am lucky because I can still work from...
Here in Pittsburgh, we’ve become accustomed to coronavirus quarantine since mid-March. Since all that upheaval two months ago, things have sort of leveled off. We’re even starting to see some restrictions eased a bit as our region did quite well...
Several summers ago we took our kids on a road trip vacation to the Delaware shore. I was eight months pregnant with my third child and the entire trip was a nightmare start to finish. Sleep schedules were off,...
Six years ago I was pregnant with baby number one. I was every pregnant woman's dream. I had no morning sickness. I wasn't nauseous. I didn't start to feel uncomfortable until after 30+ weeks. I felt great. My pregnancy...

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