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Rachel J
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Steve Harvey, Rachel, Scott and OCD
You'll find my new online home here . A few months ago one of Steve Harvey's producers found  this post  on Scary Mommy about what it is like to be a mother with OCD. She e-mailed me and told me she would like for Scott and I to come on the show. Many of yo...

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a new website
Someday soon, friends, when you land here you will be taken to the new site. Pipsy Lou is no longer a lass of two but a brave and sweet near-teenager. Time to make a change. I'd like to introduce you to the new website,  www.rachelhillestad.com  I hope you'...

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failure
Whenever I think of myself, I find myself lacking: you don't play with your kids enough (another post about our society's obsession with mothers "playing" with their children is coming". It's a luxury of the modern child to be able to be played with by the ...

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for saying's sake
A few days ago we had to re-home (nicer-sounding phrase than getting rid of) our dog. I cried and cried. This was the dog who, five months ago, cowered every time someone in the room moved. She seemed to always be apologizing for her existence. In the ensui...

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what i really want to tell you about foster care
The governor of our state wants to pass a law that gives a monetary incentive to foster parents who meet specific requirements. They are: Been married for at least 7 years must be straight (yes, as in sexual orientation) no smoking no alcohol in the home Wh...

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happy
Today as I was driving Phoebe home from Target she asked about how long her hair was when she was born. I told her the whole story of her birth, and how happy I was to hear her cry. It was the first time I've talked about that day with only happiness, no sa...

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Why does Daddy hate Puppies and Babies?
I've been quiet for so long because sometimes the words form in my heart and get stuck in my fingers. That's just the way it's been, and I've just been OK in rolling with it. I think after you've gone through so much loss, whether it be hard child births, b...

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Why does Daddy hate Puppies and Babies?
I've been quiet for so long because sometimes the words form in my heart and get stuck in my fingers. That's just the way it's been, and I've just been OK in rolling with it. I think after you've gone through so much loss, whether it be hard child births, b...

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Why does Daddy hate Puppies and Babies?
I've been quiet for so long because sometimes the words form in my heart and get stuck in my fingers. That's just the way it's been, and I've just been OK in rolling with it. I think after you've gone through so much loss, whether it be hard child births, b...

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