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Welcome to Young Honest Mother, a chronicle of the transition into motherhood. In all honesty. Unnerved by the unspoken, I celebrate the mundane glory of child rearing and life living. Here, you'll find a community of other mothers who are relieved to find that finally, someone's writing about all those things they wish they would have known and could have said.

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