Author Archive | Camille

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What a Divorced Mom Wants You to Know

“People just don’t try anymore.” That phrase burns when it hits my ears. Have you heard it before? It usually follows the news of a married couple splitting up. I get the thought process when you hear the news of a separation after 72 days :: side eye:: but there’s more to it than that. Me […]

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A Story About Stretch Marks

I got my first round of stretchies in the later part of my second trimester with my son. With baby #2 due in the next month, the marks are overlapping. There’s no way of knowing which child they belong to. I’ve tried everything and taken everyone’s advice to try to make them disappear. From creams […]

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Barbells and Belly

I’m pretty obsessed with following all sorts of lady fitness gurus for inspiration to stay in shape. When these trainers would become pregnant and still worked out, this was a foreign concept to me. I had my first son almost seven years ago, and I practically sat still for 35 weeks straight. I was nervous […]

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Diversity on Demand

As a millennial, we lived in the golden age of family television. Friday nights consisted of popcorn and crowding around the television in our playroom to watch TGIF. Ahh…the nostalgia. The Family Matters and Boy Meets Worlds tended to stay pretty light in the early seasons as far as controversial, real life events were concerned. […]

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I’m a Compulsive Crier

They say you’re not supposed to cry at work (by the way, who is they? I don’t know either). Apparently it’s unprofessional and according to Sex and the City, you don’t want to be known as the “woman who cries.” I have absolutely no control in the matter. I am a compulsive crier.  Oh it was […]

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The Age Gap

 “When I’m 12 years old how old will the baby be?” I get several versions of this question on a daily basis from my six-year-old while he’s staring at my tummy. He’ll be a whopping seven years old when this baby is born. When I start doing the math, the age gap between my two little […]

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Others :: Gender Disappointment

 When my husband and I first found out I was pregnant 5 months ago we were so surprised and frankly, in disbelief. There were genuine conversations where we couldn’t believe this was real and didn’t even know how it happened. My constant nausea, projectile vomiting, and extreme fatigue proved that yes, this was in fact […]

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