Lighting Up for Easter

–What makes us all more alike than different? The most detailed genetic analysis of humans reveals just how similar we all are. And…

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Why I hated 50 Shades

–Everything I watch or read since becoming a mom is just not the same. I have a mama-filter for everything. It’s no longer…

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Like the Virgin Mary

–I rocked my baby to sleep on Christmas Night, walking around my darkened room, humming to him, and feeling his soft body relaxing…

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Letter to my Daughter

–Dear Y, If you are reading this, it’s because you’ve had a baby. There are so many emotions from the moment you see your baby…

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From 2 to 3 Kids

A windy day brought us together in Acapulco Bay,  19 years ago. My husband of 17 years and I joke that having our…

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What is Heaven?

— A friend unexpectedly lost her 9 year-old daughter. She put her to bed one night, and the next morning she was no…

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What do I want to teach them?

We are constantly asking our kids to choose. Chocolate or vanilla? Hulk or Superman? Elsa or Ana? Does making them choose one lead…

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Boob Land

–Spit up on my shoulder, poop between my nails, hair in a knot, wearing my husband’s boxers, with bags under my eyes. It’s…

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Part Land, Part Water Birth

–No pain, no contractions, no signs that labor was starting. Other than the famous mucous plug. I told my husband, P, that this…

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