Author Archive | Rebecca


My Pregnant Body is Not Available for Your Commentary

Dear Lady at my Child’s Swim Class, My pregnant body is not available for your commentary. When you noticed me helping my child shower off after swim class, wearing my awkward maternity swimsuit, and waddling around the locker room, you decided to enter into a very blunt conversation on my physical state. Upon discovering when […]

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How to Choose a Counselor for Your Family: Part 1

There may come a time when you need to seek a counselor, either for yourself or for a family member. As a counselor, I frequently talk to people who feel overwhelmed with the prospect of choosing a mental health professional and often have a lot of questions. I would like to address many of those […]

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How to Connect with Your Partner Through Differences

There comes a point in a relationship or marriage when it dawns on you that your partner is actually much different from you. This realization often comes when you begin living together in domestic bliss…or maybe…scratch the bliss part. I remember when my husband and I got our first tiny one-bedroom apartment together and our […]

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Why I Hate Cheesy Mom One-Liners

“Cherish this moment.” “The days are long but the years are short.” “Before you know it, they will be 18 and heading to college.” “They won’t be your babies forever.” And I could go on and on…and on with all of the “helpful” advice that I so often hear as a mom to young kids. […]

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