Tag: motherhood

Sober Curious

We were four months into the pandemic, I was completely exhausted and there was no end in sight to life returning to normal any time soon. My patience level was low as my plate stacked higher and higher each day. Work, motherhood, my marriage, my relationship with myself, and let’s not forget, maintaining our household […]

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‘I Thought I Was Going to Need a Cane’: Ciara Says Her Last Pregnancy Wasn’t as Glamorous as It Looked

Ciara attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones on February 09, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) From the outside, singer-entrepreneur Ciara’s latest pregnancy looked aspirational: She teetered through a pre-pandemic awards season in couture gowns, cradling her growing belly for photo ops. And as the restrictions imposed […]

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Jodie Turner-Smith Reflects on ‘the Sacred Process of Creating a Family’ Amid ‘Systemic Racism’ in New Essay

Jodie Turner-Smith attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 02, 2020, in London, England.Photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images) The prospect of giving birth as a Black woman is currently as daunting as it is joyful. Black maternal health has become a major topic of discussion in recent years—one […]

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Pregnancy Empowerment in the Time of Covid Isolation

It’s important to find moments of unity in this process, so that even though the mother may be physically separated, she can remain intimately connected with her partner and not be emotionally alone. Pregnancy can be an intangible time for nonpregnant partners. Going to medical appointments are usually a way to connect through this process. […]

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Learning to Pivot in 2020

For once, I don’t feel I’m being dramatic when I say it’s been a lot. And since I have a history of General Anxiety Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Depression, I fully expected to be cracking under the strain by now. But somehow… I’m not. And I think that might have at least a little […]

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1 Minute Self-Care

I never understood when people would say that they never had time to themselves. It sounded like an exaggeration….really, no time? Seemed impossible! And then this quarantine hit and with two in diapers, I’m experiencing it myself. I literally have no time alone and feel overwhelmed. So, to try to help myself, I started practicing […]

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