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The Internal Hell That Is Postpartum Depression and OCD

My postpartum depression hit me almost immediately after delivering my son. It came on like this wave of inexplicable fear; like some invisible force was dragging me underwater. The first few days I chalked it up to exhaustion and hormones. By the second week of being in what I can only describe as a perpetual state of paralyzing anxiety, I ...

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Why I Won’t Take My Kid To Gay Pride

I have always supported the gay community. As a Christian conservative, I have repeatedly encountered like-minded people that balk at my acceptance of homosexuality. If being gay is a sin, that’s between them and God. It has nothing to do with me, just like people that succumb to infidelity, lying, greed, and divorce have no impact on my life. It’s ...

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Chemicals and Mass Hysteria

How the debate on vaccinations is still alive and well on the forefront of medicine and childhood development is absolutely mind-boggling. It’s a prime example of how planting a seed of doubt can turn into a deep-rooted network of paranoia and bad information. Reason has no place here. As more data and studies come out, buttressing the long-standing notion that ...

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Be Independent, Just Like Mommy

Unless you’re a narcissist or lack a moral compass, you want what’s best for your offspring. All parents do. But the means to that same end vary from parent to parent because…well… we all have different ideas of what “the best” looks like. Teaching our kids how to make their own, informed decisions is not a new concept. It’s this ...

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“Teach A Man To Fish”: When Did We Stop Doing This?

I love Mike Rowe. He embodies everything that our great nation stands for: hard work, determination, and ethos. He’s a real “man’s man” who isn’t afraid to get dirty or tell it like it is. If you aren’t familiar with Mike Rowe, let me provide a little background. Rowe is a jack-of-all-trades who stars on Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and ...

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