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Burning Man: The Art that Inspired My Reflections on Parenthood

“The playa provides!” is a common expression used to describe the abundance of synchronicity at Burning Man.  This felt particularly true for me this year; as my first Burn since becoming a mother. It had been three and a half years since my son was born, and I felt we were both ready for the …

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The Reality of Breastfeeding

It was two am, and I was silently sobbing as I tried hopelessly to get my daughter to latch. The pain intensified with each try as her tiny body flailed against my chest. Her cries were desperate. She was hungry, and I was failing. Trying to distract myself from the searing pain and screams, my …

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Embracing My Postpartum Body

I was twelve days postpartum when I had an epic meltdown in my closet. It was my first Mother’s Day, and somewhere along the line, I had naively agreed to eat dinner at my in-laws’ house with the whole family in tow. I decided to dress for the occasion as it probably was not acceptable …

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Expectful Moments Photo Contest

Meditation is the art of mastering the moment. And parenthood is a collection of moments— the sweet and bittersweet ones, the hard-won and heartfelt ones. That’s why we created Expectful. We empower you to live in the moment, whether it’s overcoming your challenges or savoring your euphoria. Expectful’s meditations encourage you to be present for …

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Everything You Need To Know About Infant Sleep Training

I thought sleep training was going to be a nightmare. At 6 months postpartum, my husband and I made the decision to transition our daughter Annabell to the crib. Being new parents, we knew we had no idea how to sleep train but after months of sleep deprivation, we were desperate to try. Understandably, this …

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Women Share The Best Part Of Motherhood

Becoming a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s made me lose myself and find myself in the most profound and beautiful way. It’s also given me something I never knew I wanted or needed; to be welcomed in with open arms by moms everywhere. When you become a mom you join the …

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Letting Go During Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

Before becoming pregnant last year, I had a clear and distinguished vision of what my life would look like as a pregnant woman and a new mom. I knew for me, pregnancy would be a breeze. I mean after all, my mom had 7 children, and my sister had 2, neither of them had any …

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Daddy’s Meditating

Last month I went to visit my friends Ilan and Fanny, and their two beautiful kids in a small town an hour outside the city. I spent the night at their place, and in the morning woke up to the sounds of Fanny playing with Shia (4) and Aliya (3). I jumped out of bed, …

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