Caurie Putnam is a columnist with the "Democrat and Chronicle" and freelance reporter with Reuters. She lives in the Rochester, NY area with her husband, two boys and three dogs, including a beagle rescue named Wilbur Write. She holds a BA, MS and Fulbright from the University of Rochester. Caurie's essays on body image, motherhood and parenting a child with special needs have been published in national magazines like Shape, Fit Pregnancy and Brain, Child and the following books: Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl's Guide to Enlightenment; The Breastfeeding Diaries; Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2; Motherly Musings; Chicken Soup for the Soul: To Mom with Love; and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother Like Daughter.

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