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The Club

THE CLUB NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF

Two months ago I was coming to terms with being pregnant with my third baby. A surprise baby. I was struggling with the emotions of an unintended pregnancy. I hesitated in sharing the post on QCMB for fear of the judgement from others, but I decided to anyway because I knew I couldn’t be the […]

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LOSING MY SECOND BABY

October 15th. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The first time I wrote about losing a baby, I received emails and messages from friends and strangers sharing their losses with me. I had no idea so many other women had lost babies. All of our stories were different, but the one thing we all wanted […]

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LILACS AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: COPING WITH DEATH AT 40

My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer just over 3 years ago, a consequence of years of smoking. Due to the severity (or lack of) of the cancer and her previous medical condition, her doctor suggested radiation only. She sailed through the treatments, and was told by her oncologist that she would live a long […]

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WHEN YOU WANT TO GIVE UP

If it’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that you can’t give up. No matter how badly you want to. No matter how many sharpie messes they make on your walls or sippie cups they manage to spill. No matter how many fights you have to referee, car seats you have to buckle, or […]

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DEFINING MOMENTS

Defining moment: a moment in time that defines something, such as a person’s success or failure, achievement, demise, or talent; a point at which the essential nature or character of a person or group is revealed or identified. I am sure we all can identify our defining moments; HS or college graduation, landing that dream […]

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BEST BOOKS FOR NAVIGATING INFERTILITY

April is Infertility Awareness Month. I wish there weren’t humans who understood such a thing, but infertility happens to be the start of many motherhood journeys. And if that’s you, today we’re here to remind you that you’re not alone. And there are so many amazing tools to help you on your journey! Brave women […]

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SAYING GOODBYE TO THE FAMILY DOG

We are sad he’s gone, but we have a lot to be grateful for. Not only were we able to cancel the dreaded appointment to put him down on Christmas Eve, he rallied and acted like himself for three bonus days. He played outside with the kids, he raised his eyebrow at us with his signature […]

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