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Andrea Bates
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Guest Post: Jessica, Maternal Mental Health Advocate
In case you haven't noticed, I've been posting a lot about postpartum mental health lately. And in doing so I've made reference to Warrior Moms several times. Warrior Moms are the moms I met in Boston. And some of them are mamas I connected with virtually i...
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It Happened in Maine.
It's no surprise that all I keep seeing on FB over the last few days is the woman in Maine who yelled at some 21 month old to stop her from crying. She is the owner of a diner that the child and her parents were eating at, and apparently she has no issues w...
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This is my Sisterhood.
This. This is what I did this weekend. This is what I absorbed. Learned. Loved. Lived. It is what I saw in every single smile. What I felt in every pair of knowing eyes. What I held in my heart as I hugged mamas who hold the knowledge of what many have live...
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The Virtual Lump in my Throat.
For the last few days I've been stuck. I sit down. Open up my laptop. Open up a window and a blank blog post - just like this one looks to me right now. And then I sit. And sit. And switch tabs. And I've got nothing. I search for music to buy. To listen to....
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Free Write: Witnessing History
Anyone who has any sort of social media account at all has seen the ruling from this week. The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that same-sex marriage is constitutional. In every.single.state. Every single one. This means that couples who hav...
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It's coming again. Father's Day.
Father's Day is coming. Again. You're still not here. I lack the words. I lack the poetry. The thoughts. The movement. This year I just stumble along. Pretending that it won't matter. That Father's Day isn't coming. Because you're not here. I ache. I sigh. ...
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I Need To Write.
My last post was almost a week ago. I need to write. I'm feeling it but I'm not. I'm reading a LOT. So that's good. And I'm excited because I'm headed home soon. My kiddo and I will be flying north up to NY and I cannot wait to see family and friends and al...
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Let's Talk About Privilege.
I'm quite obviously a white woman. White women have a privilege that women of color do not. Let's face it. We have many. Not just one. Many. The news every single day shows us just how many. But for this post my point is going to focus on postpartum and pre...
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I Am A Warrior.
On Monday I returned home from a weekend in Boston. I attended the first Warrior Mom Conference of ever. Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress , our Warrior-Mom-in-Chief, welcomed us all and reminded us that we - WE - are Postpartum Progress. Not just her....
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I've got a new book review for you today. It's one you absolutely don't want to miss. 

Check out Heavy Weather by +Normandie Fischer - you'll be glad you did. #books   #reading   #amreading  

http://www.goodgirlgoneredneck.com/2015/07/book-review-heavy-weather-normandie-fischer.html
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I have not read her books before but I need to track them down after reading your review. Certainly sounds like something I would enjoy!
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Book review: Hotel Moscow by Talia Carner

#amreading   #books   #reading   #bookaddict  
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Judge a Book by its Cover
We all do it. We all judge the books we choose by their covers. We're part of the reasoning behind the choices authors make when they work on an image. Whether it's that beautiful blue background, the sandy beach, the bright colors - us, us, us. They're all...
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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  • Good Girl Gone Redneck
    Founder, owner, CEO, 2009 - present
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    G+ Team Lead, 2011 - 2013
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I am who I am and I like who that is.
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My husband and I relocated to NC from NYC in May of 2006 and I am still a non-driving, pizza-and-bagel missing, native Brooklyn-born New Yorker at heart. Our daughter was born in 2007 but thinks she's a teenager most of the time. And honestly we wouldn't have it any other way. Except maybe at bedtime. And when she totally thinks she knows everything. And everything else. You know how it is, right?
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