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Alexis Castellano
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Alexis Castellano lives with her husband, two daughters and their Swiss mountain dog in New Jersey.

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My First (and Last) 10 Days of Breastfeeding

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Avery was born on a cold Monday afternoon in March. When the nurse placed her naked body on my bare chest, skin to skin, we warmed each other. Tears slithered from my eyes without limitation, down my cheeks and onto my baby girl, melting into her peach complexion. I waited...

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6 Parenting Lessons I Didn't Know My Mother Was Teaching Me

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 3:33 PM

Sometimes I close my eyes and travel back in time, peering at my 13-year-old self, angry and crying to my mother for going on a date so soon after my father passed away. Then I see my little brother and me at the seashore, splashing around and laughing, boogie boards...

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Wishing I Could Protect Their Innocence

(6) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 7:17 AM

My husband came home from work the other night and before he could take his jacket off and set his bag down on the floor, my daughters were in his arms. They raced toward him in a way only gleeful little girls can. "Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" I smiled as I...

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