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Author Archive | Heather J

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Bringing Miscarriages Out in the Open

I’ve been pregnant 5 times – but I only have two children. If my first 3 pregnancies had not resulted in miscarriages, I wouldn’t have the children I have to today. It’s a wild, trippy thing to think about – so I don’t often. But then I hear people whisper about friends of friends going […]

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Dear Son: I Hope You Love Middle School

My oldest son, Scorch, is starting his first year in middle school in a few short weeks. Up until now, he’s gone to a small elementary school with the same 14 kids every single year – and now he’s moving on to a school where numerous elementary school all pour together to create a 200+ […]

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Embracing My Body so My Kids do the Same

In September, I had the opportunity to see Embrace—a documentary created by Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt. Here’s the trailer so you can see what it’s about:   I’ve been thinking about doing a post about this movie since the minute it started. The facts are scary and sad: 91% of women are unhappy with […]

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Parenting From The Gut

Parenting from the Gut

I’ve been a mom for over nine years now. That means for the past nine years, I’ve been bombarded with advice and judgement if I’m not parenting my child in just the right ways. I’ve read about the Mommy Wars and how I should feel guilty because I work full time (and then some!) and […]

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Missing the Old Me

Missing the Old Me

Every Friday, I have a date with PostSecret.com. For those who don’t know, PostSecret is a site that is updated weekly with anonymous secrets sent to the site owner, Frank, via postcards to his home or left at the numerous speaking engagements he does around the country. PostSecret is updated on Sundays, but I check it […]

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