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Spill It

August 2, 2014

In case you haven’t looked at a calendar, it’s August. AUGUST. Fall is upon us, school is starting (Monday!), and our busy, too short, blink-and-you-miss-it summer is done. Just like that. I didn’t blog at all in July and at first I didn’t care. Didn’t even notice. I was too busy doing and being and […]

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Climb Out of the Darkness

June 25, 2014

I will never forget the relief I felt the first time someone looked at me and said “Miranda, you’re depressed. This is depression.” In that moment, my moods, the sadness, anger, rage, all of it, had a place. Slowly, with therapy, dedication to getting better, and through the twists of fate which started me on […]

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Dads, Don’t Date Your Daughters

June 20, 2014

There’s a video making the rounds on Facebook right now about a husband who’s about to go on the most important date of his life…but not with his wife! SCANDALOUS! He gets all dressed up and a friend asks if he’s nervous. “Yes!” he says, as he ties his tie. “It’s been a long time,” replies his […]

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5 Tips for Better Sleep (Sponsored)

June 16, 2014

This is a Type-A Parent paid post to discuss sleep issues, and to share a new insomnia resource from the National Sleep Foundation. Dan has often joked that if the average person needs 7 hours of sleep a night, I need 14. He’s right. I’m a total grump without enough rest. I love sleep. There’s […]

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Climb Out Of the Darkness 2014

June 10, 2014

It’s time to Climb Out of the Darkness in Atlanta, y’all. 1 in 7 mothers will suffer from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. And that’s only the number of moms who actually seek help. Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, and with postpartum mental illness in particular, and because of the lack […]

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Legos Behavior Chart (Free Printable!!)

June 5, 2014

We are 3.5 days into summer vacation. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have successfully determined the need for some sort of behavior modification plans approximately 6.5 weeks earlier than I discovered the usefulness of such a device last summer. The bad news is that I need some sort […]

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May Has Been a Dirty Whore

June 1, 2014

May has been a dirty whore, and I don’t mean a person named May, I mean the month. It’s been a timesuck of anxiety and stress for no reason other than just because, which isn’t really a reason at all in case you were curious. It started out great. I was high off of Listen To Your […]

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So You Want to Have a Baby…6 Things You Need To Know

May 15, 2014

So you want to have a baby, you say? Tis not a decision to be made lightly! As an expert parent* I’m here to share my knowledge regarding all the ways your life will change once you welcome that little bundle into your life.** I’m a giver like that. If, after reading this list of […]

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Looking Down

May 8, 2014

It finally feels like we might have escaped the cold spells that randomly decided to plague us this year. One side-effect of this warmer, more beautiful weather is that the kids want to go outside. All the time. Every day. I do not want to go outside. At least not most of the time. Because […]

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i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

May 7, 2014

Ever since having Joshua, I’ve thought of various ways I might celebrate motherhood in a tattoo of some sort. About a year into PPD, I wrote a post that ended with a letter to Joshua where I talked about how he is the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside and […]

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