Below is a mommy article I wrote for BlogHer as I still do occasionally. It’s not style related, so I usually keep those posts relegated to that site as is my style world. And I like it that way. 🙂

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You’re killing your child. Should I tell you?

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m new to this whole mom thing. My little man is just over 8 months old. I don’t know a lot. I don’t even have a year under my belt, so I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a rookie. As any newbie, I look to those who have come before me for advice and guidance. We (thankfully) live in the world of mommy blogs. I can read about ANYTHING online if I want to get quick feedback about a choice I’m making or just made.

This is fantastic.

It’s also terrifying.

Things that I’ve learned from reading online: The world is a SCARY place for kiddos and parents. Now, I know there are fear mongers out there that will tell you to put your kid in a bubble because it’s not safe for them in the big bad world. I’m not talking about those people.

I’m talking about the heartbreaking, gut-wrenching testimonies from parents who have lost a child or endured severe hardship due to specific situations; the ones that bravely put their stories out there with the hope that you will make a different choice than they did and save your own children.

So herein lies my conundrum: do you WANT to know? Would you want someone to tell you if you were doing something that could harm your child?

Read the rest here.

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