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Self-Care

Paperback is Back for Good

When’s the last time you picked up a book? Not a digital rendering, but a real book with coarse pages and a musty smell. I’ve recently begun reading tangible books again, and I feel like I found something I didn’t know was lost. I didn’t know I missed the sound…

Papa Posts

It goes SHHHH

Support networks are an important part of success for many people, especially parents. Spending time with other parents can provide a safe place to vent, decompress, and brainstorm approaches to persistant issues. A group of parents can function much like a think tank: working through a problem, tapping the multitude…

Motherhood

The 18th Century Mom

I’m a huge fan of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. I totally geek out over the time travel aspect, the theory of which actually hurts my brain, but I love how the principal character journeys back to 18th century Scotland. I am not only obsessed with the depth of…

Papa Posts

The Triad of Independence

Long before we actually had children, Jacque and I decided that as long as funds and resources permitted, we wanted a large family. The fact that we were both Psych majors meant that in our alone time we discussed various philosophical approaches to parenting. The one central theme that kept…

Self-Care

Does Alone Always Mean Lonely?

Today I decided to attend our monthly art night solo. Everyone else was busy, but I still really wanted to go. This is pretty out of character for me because I never go anywhere alone. I am not one of those people who eat at restaurants or attend movies as…

Marriage

The Power of the Belly

Yev has a super power that most of the Pinchuk men possess. They have this incredible ability to put babies to sleep, effortlessly. When I hand baby V to Yev to hold, I often have to tell him, “Don’t let her fall asleep. It’s not the right time.” And almost…

Body Image

Bachelorette Postpartum

Today I was invited to a bachelorette party, and this immediately triggered a lot of insecurities in me. I was uncomfortable in a bathing suit before children, and, although I’ve done a lot of work on improving my self-image, I’m still not totally comfortable in a bathing suit now. I…

Beauty Body Image

Instagram and Nakedness

Anyone else feel like their Instagram feeds are just full of semi-naked people? I’m all about nudity being an art form etc etc, but I feel like I need to remind people sometimes that they can post about different art forms too. And then there are all of the fitness…

Motherhood

Three Under Three

Let me tell you what Three Under Three looks like. It means we’re potty training and sleep training and introducing solid foods all at the same time. It means we are constantly doing laundry because of spit up, poop explosions, potty accidents, and just general food messiness. It means I…

Special Edition

What Does Mother’s Day Bring Up for You?

Holidays can be very difficult because they remind us of who is gone but not forgotten. When I worked at a substance abuse treatment facility, I learned about how difficult family celebration days can be for many people. At that point in my life, I had yet to experience great…