Tag Archives: family

10 signs of a musical nerd family

1. You and your husband sing together and pick out songs that have harmonies. 2. You have several copies of the same song in different keys. 3. Your children watch YouTube videos of their parents’ favorite musicians. 4. You have … Continue reading

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Five years

My sweet Skeeter, It has been five years since you made your unexpected appearance, a day earlier than your scheduled entrance. Clearly you wanted and demanded to be born on October 10th of 2010. Your dad and I never have … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

Last week was spring break for us.  I hadn’t planned on taking a break from the blog, but I did.  I got to finally make my way through three books (paper editions) which was so fantastic. We went to the … Continue reading

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The power of community

I had planned a quick trip to Kohl’s to pick up a few Christmas gifts. I made my way through the store with confidence. I faltered in the home goods section. All the picture frame choices overwhelmed.  I struck up … Continue reading

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In honor of a WWII veteran

My late paternal grandfather, John L. Pody, served as part of the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.  He in the Aleutian Islands just off of Alaska.  His skill in fishing and hunting helped keep his fellow soldiers warm … Continue reading

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Family Ties

As I started to research more about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I discovered that depression and anxiety have a genetic component.  I started doing my research and polling all of my relatives.  Had anyone struggled with perinatal mood and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: my amazing mom

Mother’s Day is bittersweet for many women: women who are struggling with infertility, women who have lost a child, women who have lost their own mother, and women struggling with postpartum mood disorders.  Please join me over at Postpartum Progress Mother’s … Continue reading

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