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How Do Your Kids Address Their Elders?

Not long ago, my daughter said to me, “Mama, I have a lot of aunties and uncles.” While that is true (I have 33 cousins alone), she’s also referring to our close friends that we have taught her to address as Auntie and Uncle. Growing up, everyone was an Aunt or Uncle, whether we knew […]

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The Mother of all Friendship

I lived in a new state of insanity as a new mom. I’ve felt crazy before, but this was on another level. Sleep deprivation combined with so much uncertainty, anxiety, and a responsibility to keep my tiny, perfect human alive left me spinning for the first month or so. I didn’t have time to think […]

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One-and-Done? Maybe Reconsider.

Once I read an article stating that the closest relationship any people would have is that of a sibling relationship. I thought about this for awhile and then decided that it made sense despite never experiencing this type of relationship myself. Due to extenuating circumstances, I am an only child. But if your family is […]

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Choosing a Name

Picking a name for your new baby! Yes, the most exciting, stressful, trying part of pregnancy (besides squeezing a baby out of your vagina). But just like labor, you will have to do it anyway. Everyone has a say in your baby’s name, and I am no different. Hello, my name is Jessie and I am a […]

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