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Bridgette White
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Bridgette White is a stay-at-home mother of two who lives in Sacramento with her husband and two guinea pigs. She is the author of BridgetteTales.com, a blog about depression, self-discovery and parenting. Bridgette worked at the Sacramento Bee for seven years and was featured as part of the inaugural Sacramento cast of Listen To Your Mother.

Entries by Bridgette White

Just Another Lockdown, Move Along Now

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 12:58 PM

"Goodnight, you moonlight ladies. Rockabye sweet baby James."

Her sweet singing fills the room of kindergarteners as they rest around the big, red rug after playtime. She rubs lavender lotion on the feet of one of the helpers. I sit a few children over with my sweet daughters foot in...

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The Monster Strikes at Midnight

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:25 PM

"Mommy! Mom! Help!"

Jolted awake, I sit up in bed. I look at the clock and think it must have been a dream. Just as I settle back onto my pillow, I hear the most frightening scream.

"Mom! Help me! I'm so scared. Where are you?"

The sound of his...

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Today My Arms Really Ache

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:26 PM

She hands him to me and he fits perfectly in the curve of my arms. I feel the warmth of his head and the weight of his body.

He tenses up and wrinkles his forehead. His fists sway near his face in that uncontrolled manner of the newborn.

Some ancient...

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Meine Kinder haben mich erniedrigt. Ich bin ihnen dankbar.

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 6:33 AM

Beim Durchblättern meiner Handy-Fotos sehe ich es.

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Meine erste Reaktion ist Schock. Wer hat dieses widerliche Bild von mir gemacht?

Abscheu und Ekel über mich selbst keimen auf und treiben mir die Tränen in die Augen.

Als ich gerade auf "Löschen" drücken...

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Exposed by My Children for What I Really Look Like

(325) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it.

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My first reaction is shock. Who took this hideous picture of me?

Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears.

Just as I...

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