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Mom Must-Reads :: Week of October 9

Want to know what other moms are reading about? We’ve pulled the top 5 posts from across our Sister Sites just for you!

She’s Not Crazy: My Daughter’s Struggle with PANDAS

“Three years ago, I lost my daughter to a medical mystery. Since then, I’ve come to mark time as before and after her fall into excruciating madness.”

I Married An Old Guy

“The American culture has a complicated relationship with age. We sexualize children. We disregard the elderly. We pretend to be older than we are. Then suddenly we age a little and start fighting tooth and nail to look as young as possible. We make assumptions based on others’ ages – what their lives and relationships must be like. Consider these couples:”

Please STOP Telling My Adopted Kids How Lucky They Are

“Every time I hear someone tell me “your boys are so lucky that you guys adopted them,” a strange and uncomfortable feeling comes over me. For a long time, I couldn’t describe exactly why. When I would respond with a simple “thank you,” even that phrase felt weird. It was like I was admitting that these boys were indeed lucky. Deep down, though I never believed that to be true.”

Yes, My Husband is Gone A Lot: What I Wish You Knew

“A well-meaning friend recently said to me, ‘I don’t know how you do everything you do all alone. Your husband is gone so much that you are like a single mom!'”

This Car Seat Vest Is the Answer to Your Prayers for Traveling with Kids

“My husband and I do everything we can to avoid lugging bulky car seats to the airport when we travel with our kids, and we’d rather hop in an Uber to get across town than drive, but the days of traveling light are a distant memory for our family of four.”

What were some of your favorite posts from our Sister Sites this week?

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