Blair Shertok

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Momfidence: How Becoming a Mom Empowered Me

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Last month I attended a live taping of one of my favorite podcasts... Alone. A bunch of local fans whom I met on Facebook coordinated a group dinner before the show. I confidently took...

I Don’t Click with Your Clique

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The midwest is known for being warm, friendly, and down to earth. At least I thought it was, and that was one of the reasons I was looking forward to moving to Cincinnati. I’ve...

Being a Parent with an Eating Disordered Past

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February 25th through March 3rd is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  I struggled with disordered eating and body image issues for close to 12 years. I avoided people, events, and gatherings because of this....

A New Year from a Type B Mom

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I love fresh starts! I get excited about a new year because that means a clean slate and a chance to improve different aspects of my life. I've already purchased my annual paper planner...

To Mickey, On His 90th Birthday

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“Mr. Disney traveled west with just a few bucks to his name. Along the way, he met Mickey Mouse, And the world will never be the same!” -Lyrics from “A Suitcase and a Dream” The above lyrics ring...

What I Really Want to Tell My Mom Friends

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Hi Mom Friend! Nice to meet you. Isn’t this a great park? Isn’t the playground super nice? So..where are you from? Cool! I’ve been there before *conversation fades as I walk away backwards from you because...

My Jewish New Year Resolution

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A wonderful thing about being a Jew is that you get two opportunities to make New Year’s resolutions. One at the beginning of the solar calendar (which is the standard New Years for many...

I Wasn’t Properly Equipped to Breastfeed

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As a mother of a toddler, my experience with breastfeeding seems like a blip in the past, but I know how impactful those moments were to me when I was living through them. Like many...

Mommy’s First Marathon

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I’ve been running for close to 5 years. I’m not good at it. I’m slow. Some of my race times are at paces one might briskly walk. Yet, I’ve been consistent about pounding the...

I’m Doing This Wrong

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When I became a mom, I asked a lot of questions. Questions to my husband, mother, mom friends, pediatrician, nurses, etc. They all started with the same four words: "Is it okay if…" I’d like...