Now that we’re more than a year into pandemic life and COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief! This has been quite the year. I had the opportunity to interview Ayo Avworo,...

Dear Scale: It Is Over

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For as long as I can remember, I have been in a toxic relationship with my scale. For the better part of my “adulthood” I have measured more than a number on its digital display, admittedly way more than...
Listen, I really didn’t want one more thing to care about. I know that sounds hard-hearted. But this has been a season where everything that happens is of an incredibly urgent nature—the interconnectivity of COVID-19, racial justice, poverty, our...
Periods, menstruation, Aunt Flo, moon time, that-time-of-the-month…No matter what you call it, periods can be quite the hassle. They come when they want, and overstay their welcome, bringing with them moodiness, cramps, headaches, sore breasts, aching back, and everything...
In this episode, Natalie encourages those of us who find ourselves giving up on New Year's resolutions, Jenny tells us why 'quaratinis' just aren't for her, Lizzy lets us in on her journey through postpartum depression and from Maria...
Dr. Lauren Sadovsky is a General Pediatrician with Cevey Pediatrics who cares for children from birth until they graduate from high school, treating anything from a common cold to anxiety and depression. She has a particular interest in normal/abnormal...
“As long as the baby is healthy, that’s all that matters.” Many well-meaning people say this in response to moms sharing their traumatic childbirth experiences. Please don’t be this person. It devalues the mom’s experiences, and echoes the many ways...

A Covidversary

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This time last year I was ramping up to head to Mexico for my mom’s 60th birthday. Being one of four kids, trying to get us all in the same place at once is always a feat. We started...
If you looked inside my purse a few months ago, you would’ve found a baggie with a penny taped to a popsicle stick, a button hanging from some yarn, and a bunch of other strange objects. These were all...
When parents think of their teen’s phone use, they often imagine hitching a ride with Uber, ordering a pizza on Grubhub, or making videos on social media. But smartphones, social media, and convenience apps have made access to illegal...
As a caution, the author advises the reader that this piece contains potentially distressing material about body dysmorphia symptoms. “Well, you look great!” Those were the words of a very kind sales associate who was fitting me for some new bras....
This post is brought to you by Shafer Services Plus. Air purification…like you need one more thing to clean. You’re busy: kids, school, sports, socially-distanced birthdays, your own work, your side hustle…it’s a lot. At the same time, we know...
Trigger warning: this post will talk about pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss. If you’re not in a place to read this right now, I send you so much love and encourage you to save it for a time...
After what was maybe the worst November and December of my work life from a mental health standpoint, I could not wait for the office to close for the holidays. Even though I was working remotely most of the...

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Think Small to Score Big: Shop Local to Fill Your Gift...

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You want cool gifts? Think small. You don’t want to worry about where your gifts are coming from? Think local. Shop small and shop...