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Dana Mark is a New York City mother of three.

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Packing up the Pump

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 4:59 PM

I'm sitting at a coffee shop wearing an incredibly tight sports bra, wondering if it would be weird to order ice and shove it down my shirt. I just stopped nursing my baby girl, my third child, after almost six months. To be precise, I stopped pumping for my baby...

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Back on Meds: How Medication Lifted One Mom Out of the Darkness

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:23 PM

It had gotten so bad that during the day, while my big kids were in school and the baby was napping, I would crawl into bed and cry myself to sleep. Once I woke up, I'd count down the hours until I could go to bed again. I didn't want...

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Undoing My Nails: Starting the Movement to Keep Nails Naked

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 10:06 AM

I've had it. I'm done. I've smudged my freshly-painted polish for the last time. No longer will I walk around for days carrying my baby with chipped flecks of Mademoiselle. I'm throwing in the hot towel.

I've never liked the idea of getting my nails done. As a girl, I...

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My Spring Break Flight Attendant Said 'Don't Helicopter'

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 11:20 AM

I think she saw me crying. I was jammed into an aisle seat on my way home from spring break, my iPad-watching son and daughter to my right, the baby playing on my lap. I knew it wasn't rational to be so upset that our long-awaited trip was over, but...

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Bounty Ad Is Super Offensive to Moms

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 4:25 PM

I just saw a Bounty ad that infuriated me.

A boy is sitting at the breakfast table, blowing bubbles through a straw into his glass of chocolate milk, which is overflowing everywhere, dripping onto the floor. His baby brother sits beside him and giggles, saying, "Again! Again!"

The...

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9 Tipps um Ihre iPhone-Sucht zu bekämpfen - für Ihre Kinder

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Mein iPhone ist ein weiteres Familienmitglied. Wenn ich mein Telefon oder meine Mails checke, weiß ich, dass ich als Mutter nicht mein Bestes geben kann. Ich höre zwar die Stimme der Kinder, meine Aufmerksamkeit ist aber nicht 100 Prozent bei ihnen. Ich sage ihnen, sie sollen bitte kurz warten, und...

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Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:09 AM

I wasn't sure I could get on the plane. I was sitting in the crowded boarding area at LaGuardia for my best friend's bachelorette party. My heart was pounding. How could I leave my three kids in New York while I jetted off to the balmy south? I'd already decided...

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9 Tips That Helped Me Beat My iPhone Addiction

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 6:00 PM

I consider myself to be a particularly hands-on stay-at-home mom of three. I rarely miss a pick-up or drop-off at school. I eat with the kids almost every meal. I chaperone their field trips, attend their school chapels, and try to be a shout away from them at home. But...

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