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I recently discovered that, despite my best efforts at proper tooth care, my toddler is showing signs of tooth decay. Talk about feeling like a failure at parenting. Even though I’m a life coach who works with new moms, parenting constantly slaps me in the face with opportunities to work on my own thinking.

In my typical over-acting fashion, I researched everything I could about tooth remineralization and how to halt the progression of the decay. When I’m anxious, I tend to learn everything I can about a topic and implement a plan same-day. …

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World Breastfeeding Week usually brings up a lot of feelings for me. See, both of my breastfeeding experiences didn’t go exactly as planned.

The first time around, I had no reason to think that I wouldn’t have a full milk supply. I read all the books, I took the class, I even researched what to do if my baby had a tongue-tie, since I knew that ties ran on my husband’s side of the family.

Surprise! My body had different plans for me. I didn’t know that when my breasts had developed as a teenager, they developed with an under-researched…

Monet Florence Combs CD(DONA)

Monet is a birth doula and life coach who works with moms to improve their relationships with themselves and others.

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