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I had a second trimester abortion, and this is what you need to know.

Posted by Christie Donn on

Trigger Warning:  Pregnancy & Infant loss, abortion, blood, 

Words have power, and language is important. Society has a tendency to place more weight and value on some terms, even when other phrases have the exact same meaning. And that is why I'm writing this blog post today. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. 

As painful as it was to choose, I’m still glad I was able to make the choice.

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How can we all be in it together when we are separated and alone?

Posted by Christie Donn on

Everyone keeps saying "we're all in this together." 
But are we? How can we be in it together when we are all completely and utterly alone? 

 

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I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with you.

Posted by Christie Donn on

I wanted to take a moment to say to the women of color in this community that I see you. I'm listening. I'm learning. I'm white, and I will never fully understand, but I stand with you. 

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There's a reason all moms are not SAHMs, and it's not what you think.

Posted by Christie Donn on

There is a reason that we are either a working parent (in or out of the home,) a stay-at-home parent, or a combination part-time working parent. Different people like different things, and we all need to feel fulfilled and useful to society in our own unique ways.

Being a doctor is not the same as being an engineer, and being a lawyer is not the same as being a musician. Nobody would ever argue that these jobs could all be done at the same time because they are entirely different careers requiring different skills. 

Well guess what... Being a school teacher is not the same as being a parent. So why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves to be both? 🤔

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If I had the chance, what would I want Congress to know about families like mine?

Posted by Christie Donn on

I recently filled out an Interest Application to participate in Strolling Thunder with the Think Babies campaign. One family per state will be selected and given the chance to travel to Washington, DC to speak in front of Congress about the importance of paid family/medical leave and affordable childcare options for families. I'm excited about this opportunity because I want to share my story so that other families like ours know that they are not alone. If I had the chance, what would I want Congress to know about families like mine? My husband and I started out like many young...

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