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Postpartum Body Gratitude

woman checking out her belly in front of mirror

From Awe to Ugh! During pregnancy I was in awe of my tummy transformation. I saw it morph into this giant ball and contort as my baby wiggled around in there. Although the phase of pregnancy itself was far from the 9 months of continual bliss portrayed on TV, I anticipated our baby’s arrival in gratitude and disbelief of what my body was capable of. It didn’t matter that it was baby number two. I was aware of the miracle at hand.   After Leo's arrival looking at my tummy’s reflection in the mirror was no longer awe but awful....

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Pregnancy Blues

Pregnancy Blues

No one quite prepares you for the ups and downs pregnancy can bring. Growing up we are led to believe that for 9 months we will live in a joyful, blissful state of constant gratitude while our little buns cooks in the oven. But let’s get real. Pregnancy is not a walk in the park; it is the ultimate state of vulnerability and strength all wrapped into one.   Pregnancy Confessions   In my case, this is my second pregnancy so I was in no way anticipating a fairy tale ride. However, I was not expecting the dramatic mood swings...

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“Bring on the Routine!” or “Yuck, no thanks!”

Little hands drawing between school supplies and apples

La locura escolar El verano se está acabando y con eso regresa la locura escolar: homework battles with my now feisty yet adorable eight-year-old son, his three-day a week, one and a half hour soccer practices that make me feel like a part-time Uber driver, and plain old routine in all its forms. Yuck! (That’s my inner third-grade self expressing her honest sentiments regarding the end of #summerfun.)   [caption id="attachment_2474" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Luciano's first day of third grade[/caption]   I’ll admit, this time around, I feel more anxious about the start of the school year than my son does....

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