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I’m a Mom With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Here’s What That Really Means

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Unfortunately, doctors do not know what causes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Some theories include head injuries and certain types of infection. However, there is no...

Does My Toddler Have OCD? Here Are the Warning Signs

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My husband and I come from a long line of “quirky” and “particular” people. People who have to have books set on a right...

As a Mom With OCD, I’m Rarely Able To “Let It Go”

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There’s a little voice inside that whispers, “Let it go.” I try my best to listen. I really do. I try to rationalize with...

3 Life-Saving Tips for OCD Moms

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I’ve been living with OCD for far longer than my official diagnosis. In fact, I think I've been mothering with OCD for almost 15...

How the Media Made Being Pregnant After 35 a Nightmare for Me

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I was 37 when I carried and gave birth last year to my daughter, Alessandra. It was a relatively easy pregnancy, but I worried...

7 Parenting Classes That Don’t Exist But Totally Should

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Before and after we become moms and dads there are a host of parenting classes that we can take to make us better parents....

6 Truths About Helicopter Parents

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My parenting style can be best described as a hybrid mashup—a combination of authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive. But if one parenting style was to surface...

A Happy First BEE-day! Here Are Some Fun Bee-Themed Party Ideas & Supplies

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Our daughter turned one last Friday, which I begged her NOT to do. I've asked her to stay six-months-old forever, but she has declined...

Ten ‘80s Hits that Should be Parenting Theme Songs

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When I was 16, I had big hair and never left the house without my eyes plastered in blue eye shadow. My closet overflowed...

Simple Self-Care Practices to Relax and Recharge Breastfeeding Mothers

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There are many advantages to breastfeeding a baby, but it can be stressful, time-consuming, painful, and downright exhausting. And when you add caring for...