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Reliving My Birth Trauma At A Birth Celebration
Barely able to choke out the reading through my tears, I was mortified at having allowed the baggage of my birth to enter this sacred space.
How a Teacher’s Ridicule Helped Form How I Parent
My teacher publicly ridiculed my classmate and I and invited our friends to join in on the fun.
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My Teen Was a Victim of Sextortion and It Can Happen To Your Kids Too
Sextortionists and online predators bank on that their targets will scramble to meet demands for money, with shame and fear as their guides.
Why I Had to Lean Way Out to “Lean In” to Sheryl Sandberg’s Book
Five lessons for women who want to get ahead in their careers
I Don't Make My Kids Share
Sharing is a lovely idea, but the problem is that it’s hard to understand, especially for little ones' brains.
We Thought Our Toddler Had The Flu - It Was Type 1 Diabetes
He seemed to only have the strength to cry, and I couldn't even hold his hand. I thought my baby was going to die.
Summer Reads By Canadian Female Authors
Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to read all of these books by summer's end.
Are Sleep Coaches Giving Bad Advice?
Shifting one’s perspective on sleep from a behaviour to be taught to an instinctual biological need can radically transform sleep outcomes.
Let's Stop Suggesting Adoption as an Abortion Alternative
Discussion of abortion has led to a discussion on adoption, as in: why don’t women put their children up for adoption instead of getting an abortion?
What My Weight Loss Journey Taught Me About Beauty
It was my teen years when I became acutely aware that I was, (a) overweight and, (b) didn’t fit the textbook definition of prettiness.
Let it GO: The Amazing Benefits of Not Caring About What Your Kids Wear
Parenting is a day-to-day process of managing and triaging the number of effs you need to give to each and everything your precious little child does.
Here's Why Parenting Kids Differently Actually Works
The mother-of-three version of me knows that treating my kids differently doesn’t mean that I don’t love them the same.
Why I Stopped Trying to Make Other People Happy
I was a lifetime pleaser of people, desperately seeking their approval so that I would feel loved.
Why Having Your Grandmother When You're an Adult is True Gift
I spent a lot of time with my grandmother as a child. Being with her was always interesting and always an adventure.
We Found Her: The Mom Who Enjoyed *Literally* Every Minute of Parenting
When the tiny, wrinkled baby was first placed in Carol’s arms, an older, experienced mom passed by her room, peeked in, and told her, “Enjoy every minute."
Heather M. Jones
In The News
Sexual Assault Victims Owe You Nothing, Including When or IF They Report
“It’s totally political,” said the president of the United States, speaking of an alleged sexual assault victim.
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Inside Your Home
Get Your Sh*t Together: Your House is a Mess; Invite Friends Anyway.
Stop waiting for everything to be perfect and invite some friends over already.
Here's Your Much Needed Kindergarten Refresher Course, Fellow Adult
My youngest child is in kindergarten. I taught kindergarten for years. Kindergarten is kind of my thing.
Heather M. Jones
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