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Sarah Sweatt Orsborn
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Sarah Sweatt Orsborn is a writer living in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, twin daughters, two dogs and one not-so-Tinycat. Her work is most frequently found on her site, The Adventures of Ernie Bufflo.

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It's National Breastfeeding Month, and for the First Time, I'm Not Sad or Angry

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 10:01 AM

When I nearly died from complications after delivering our twins, I grieved one thing possibly more than any other: the loss of my ability to breastfeed my babies.

Breastfeeding was just something I knew that I would do. It was really important to me, and in our first...

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If 'Dadbod' Is a Thing, What About Mombod?

(24) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 2:41 PM

The other day, I started noticing a phrase in people's tweets. "Dadbod." At first, I just thought it was some sort of inside joke among some of the writers that I follow -- like the physical embodiment of dad jeans or something. But I soon realized that they must be...

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It's Folic Acid Awareness Week, But the Number 1 Thing I Want You To Know About Spina Bifida Isn't About Folic Acid

(5) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 8:56 AM

It's apparently folic acid awareness week. Which means I'm on my soapbox again.

It started when I saw the posts from the Spina Bifida Association on Facebook, again letting their audience of people who already have SB in their lives know that SB can sometimes be prevented by making sure...

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My 'Mommy Problem' Problem

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:51 PM

You probably saw it in one of your social media feeds in the last week -- a New York Times opinion piece by Heather Havrilesky called "Our 'Mommy' Problem." Most of the piece was stuff I head-bobbingly agree with. One of the things I most feared prior to motherhood,...

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We All Fall Down Sometimes, And Yet... A Spina Bifida Awareness Post

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 2:34 PM

This Spina Bifida awareness month, I've been super focused on highlighting the utter ordinaryness of most of our life, even with SB in the middle of it. Because that's the truth. Most of the time, most of our life feels very very normal. Toddlers are toddlers, which means that...

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So, You Just Found Out You're Having Twins... Freaking Out Is Normal

(4) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 5:51 PM

Dear couple staring in disbelief at an ultrasound image of TWO babies,

Hi. You might be feeling a lot of feelings right now, and those feelings may be giving you other feelings too. Like, maybe you're a little bummed out and the difference between how you feel and how excited...

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Sorry, 'British Nanny,' I Let My Kids Choose Their Sippy Cups

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 3:00 PM

At this point, everyone who knows anyone with a kid has likely seen the latest viral parenting piece from a "British Nanny" letting us know 5 Reasons Parenting is in a Crisis. Most of them left me with that record-scratch sound playing in my head.

For one thing,...

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Why I Call Myself a #spinabifida Mom

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 9:59 AM

If you read my Twitter bio, you'll notice that among the facts about myself I chose to include in my scant 140 character allowance, I use the phrase #spinabifida mom.

This means my feathers were somewhat ruffled last night when someone I follow (and like!), whose baby has...

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Not Pictured

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 6:43 PM

When I was pregnant with twins, I didn't read a bunch of books about twin pregnancy and what to expect (I read exactly one, by Dr. Barbara Luke, followed its diet like the bible, and for the record, credit it with 6 lb. twins at nearly 35 weeks gestation). I...

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Watching Frozen With My Daughters: Disability As Superpower and the Power of Sister Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 5:45 PM

My kids are only 2, so I'm still not fully in the loop of kid-culture. Frozen largely stayed off my radar during its run in theaters, because I am NOT crazy enough to take these two to a movie in a theater yet, and I didn't even see trailers because...

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When Caring for a Sick Child Is a Privilege

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 5:46 PM

It's the second time she's woken up in the night. Just 30 minutes ago, I was dosing her with ibuprofen and brushing her sweaty hair from her fevered brow, praying she'd go back soundly to sleep and wake up feeling better. But she's up again, shivering and sweating, sobbing and...

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How My Nerdy Childhood Prepared Me for Motherhood in the Age of Pinterest

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 6:23 PM

As I sat on the floor during naptime, muffin tin full of paint by my side, sponge brush in hand, Pinterest open on the laptop beside me, painting a replica of the exterior of "It's a Small World" on a sheet, it hit me: 1) I might be insane, and...

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Because of DadMom: Troubling Messages in Ads About Parenting

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2014 | 10:13 AM

I am unabashedly obsessed with the Olympics. Winter or Summer, it doesn't matter. I love watching people achieve their dreams, compete for their countries and do their parents, always featured in NBC's heart-wrenching human interest stories, proud. The summer after the girls were born, I watched a lot of the...

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My Child With a Disability Is Not My Hero

(62) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 7:37 AM

When we first began our journey with spina bifida, I didn't know anyone with SB or anyone whose kid had it. One of the best things that has happened over the last two years is finding other people going through the same thing -- bloggers whose kids have SB and...

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