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Talking To Your Kids About Your Cancer Diagnosis

The following is a guest post from Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW In October 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a healthy, happy, vegan-eating, marathon running mother with no family history, my diagnosis rocked my world. As a nurse and social worker, I now found myself on the other side of the bed. As much as I wish that I could have shielded my husband and … [Read More...]


5 Things You Should Never Say To A Mom

All of us moms have been there. It’s the very moment that your best friend, neighbor or even just an acquaintance met while shopping at the local grocery store utters one of those simple phrases to you about how your children are behaving that make you go instantly from a pleasant person to something straight out of a horror movie in a matter of seconds. It may simply be a … [Read More...]


5 Signs You’re No Longer A Rookie Mom

It usually comes at the most random of moments: The epiphany that you, a mother, are no longer the newbie in the world of motherhood.This sudden realization might hit you when you’re covered in your child’s vomit or observing the nervous moms peeking in the windows of the church nursery. But at some point, there is that defining moment when a woman discovers she has … [Read More...]


I Promise To Let You Have Ugly Hair

I recently spent time around a table with some older and wiser mothers. Conversation soon turned to teenagers. I envied my own budding members of this often maligned demographic, who sat on the hostess' matching recliners, lost in competition on their iPods, while the battle-worn women told of children morphing into angry, emotionally unstable - even abusive - … [Read More...]