Michelle Brack

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Raised in Parkville, Michelle and her husband have stayed north of the river to raise their son, Maverick, and daughter, Kennedy. As a stay-at-home mom, Michelle thrives off of coffee and to-do lists. When she isn't juggling the demands of her toddler and infant, Michelle can be found wandering the aisles of Target or listening to Dave Matthews Band.

To My Fatherless Husband on Father’s Day

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Dear Husband, It was a question that you asked during my pregnancy — “How am I supposed to be a good father when I didn’t have one?” I didn’t have an answer then because I don’t...
Please Stop Asking Me About Having Another Baby

Please Stop Asking Me About Having Another Baby

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When I was pregnant, I was bombarded with inappropriate questions and unwelcome belly touching. It was as though people saw I was expecting and their brain turned to mush. Questions such as, “Did you...
Mom, I Get it Now

Mom, I Get It Now

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I distinctly remember the moment. I was lying on the floor of my son’s nursery. He was going on hour four of non-stop crying, and I had resorted to a desperate, exhausted heap at the foot...
When Developmental Milestones Aren't Met

When Developmental Milestones Aren’t Met

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"Skill not mastered." Those were the words used to kindly tell me that my son isn't meeting the developmental milestones he should be at nearly 16-months old. His new daycare teacher had completed his 1-year...
My Son Wasn't Safe in His Car Seat ... And It Was My Fault

My Son Wasn’t Safe in His Car Seat and It Was My Fault

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Road trips with infants are my worst nightmare. I begin stressing out about them weeks before the actual event ever happens. There is just something about being trapped in a car with a tiny...

Surviving My First Year of Motherhood

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First birthdays are important and momentous. It's the ending of the baby phrase and the beginning of toddlerhood. It's the time where major milestones start —first steps, first words and a first introduction to...
Building Your Village

Building Your Village: What I Wish My Non-Mom Friends Understood

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It's no secret that it takes a village to raise a child. It's not only necessary for your survival as a mother, but it means having comrades that understand you. Fellow moms know the...
Planning a Babymoon

Planning a Babymoon

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There are so many new trends surrounding pregnancy, births and entering the world of motherhood. As if becoming a mother isn’t stressful enough, Pinterest-perfect gender reveal parties and expensive push presents can make keeping...
Living with Postpartum Depression

Living with Postpartum Depression

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I am in the fetal position on the cold, tile floor of our basement. I feel as though I can’t breathe. Like someone is standing on my chest, hands around my throat. I’m shaking....
Losing Your Identity in Motherhood

Losing Your Identity In Motherhood

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Something happens when you give birth. Your heart grows a million times bigger than you ever thought possible. Things you never worried about, now became an obsessive paranoia. You begin to take pride in...
Why We Are Waiting to Get Married

Why We Are Waiting to Get Married

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My love story is everything, but a fairy tale. It goes a little something like this: Once upon a time, a beautiful princess met a guy at work. She liked this guy and luckily, one...
KC Family Overcomes Daughter's Brain Tumor with Help from St. Jude

KC Family Overcomes Daughter’s Brain Tumor with Help from St. Jude

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Fifth grade — it’s a major milestone for students and families, alike. The start of fifth grade marks the end of the elementary years and for Avery Kiehl, it marked the beginning of her...
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To The Women Who Raise My Child

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It’s 7:40 a.m. Like every week day, I put the car in reverse, back out of the daycare parking lot and begin my commute to work. I start the mental checklist in my head: milk,...
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