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‘I sarcastically texted, ‘About to take in the Kroger haul and clean out the fridge. Don’t I lead such a luxurious and exciting life?’: Woman shares important reminder to embrace your own path

“I run errands, make appointments, clean up spills and random dog puke. I wipe butts, fill sippy cups, and occasionally you’ll find me stopping the baby from eating dog food. But here’s the kicker: I have just as much of a luxurious and exciting life as anyone else.”

‘The first 8 years of being a parent were rough. ‘It’s the after-baby blues. They’ll go away.’ I felt like a failure.’: Mom shares journey with postpartum depression, ‘The NOW is where I’m content’

“I hated watching my husband sleep when I was exhausted. I felt such emptiness. I was told, ’It’ll get better when you get out of the house more.’ I always responded, ‘Yeah, you’re probably right. But I knew it wasn’t the case. I was depressed again.”

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