Danielle Campoamor

Whiskey Fan. Sports Drinker. Occasional Writer. Constant Mom.
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The Gap In Our Social Conscience Is The Size Of Other People's Children

My 3-year-old son is playing by my feet on the floor; running toy trucks up the length of my legs. He's laughing and simulating car crashes while I'm staring at pictures of toddlers crying as Border Patrol Officers prepare to forcefully separate them…
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8 Reasons Why I Don't Care if I Leak Breast Milk During Sex

I love sex as much as the next person, but I was turned off at even the idea of getting it on when I was postpartum and breastfeeding. Between trying to recover from childbirth to having a tiny human attached to me all day to all the fluids I was lea…
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Rachel Maddow Broke Down On Air Talking About Incarcerated Immigrant Babies

Since the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy on May 7, a reported 2,000 immigrant children have been forcefully separated from their parents. Horrific stories of young children bein…
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5 Things I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding Anxiety Before I Experienced It

To say I was nervous about breastfeeding would be a severe understatement. Then again, as a first-time mom I was nervous about damn-near everything, from how I was going to feed my child to leaving the hospital to sleeping. Still, the specific anxiet…
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8 Dads Reveal The Thing They *Really* Want For Father's Day

In my experience, it's next to impossible to shop for a dad on Father's Day. From the men in my life who have been father figures to my partner and the father of my son, I never know what to buy, what to say, or how to express my gratitude on their s…
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11 Ways I Set Myself Up For Disappointment When I Became A Mom

Like most first-time parents, I lied to myself. I told myself I wouldn't become "that mom" and swore my kid wouldn't be that "loud baby." I had grandiose ideas and picture-perfect plans, and while I was well aware that life wouldn't care about either…
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"Mom Wine Culture" Is A Problem & It's Time We Start Taking It Seriously

I like a glass of wine at the end of a particularly trying day as much as the next over-worked, under-appreciated parent. Hell, most nights a glass of wine won't do, and I make a Seven & Seven instead. But as I've found my bearings and a routine that…
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Honestly, I Don't Believe I Was Made To Be A Mother

It's a sentiment I see often, especially when I'm perusing Facebook at some ungodly hour after my 3-year-old "I still like to sneak into bed with mom at 2:00 a.m. so I can kick her in the ribs" son wakes me up. Post after post I see moms of all ages,…
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7 Things Every Mom Wants Her Kid's Favorite Aunt To Know

I didn't grow up with a sister, so I have no idea what it's like to share a room, clothes, and friends with a sibling. I do, however, know what it's like to watch my son adore his favorite aunt, who happens to be my best friend. She's the person who …
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As A New Mom I Didn't Go On A Date For A Year & My Relationship Is Better For It

I'm not above admitting that when I found out I was pregnant I was terrified. I knew I was ready to be a mom, sure, and my partner and I were excited to be parents, no question about it. But I loved the life we had — just us two — and wasn't naive to…
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Lady Antebellum's Lead Singer Wants People To Stop Treating Pregnancy Like A Weakness

"If you see me dart off the stage, just kill some time." That's what Hillary Scott, the 32-year-old lead singer of Lady Antebellum and a mom of three, used to tell her bandmates every night before performing. Pregnant with monochorionic diamniotic tw…
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The First Kiss Between Meghan Markel & Prince Harry Prove We're All Obsessed With Their Love

After months of anticipation, Prince Henry of Wales has wed American actress and philanthropist Meghan Markle. The royal affair was as extravagant as expected — complete with over-the-top hats and a crew of adorable bridesmaids and page boys — but it…
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Memes & Tweets About The Page Boys At The Royal Wedding Have The Internet Losing It

Some watched the royal wedding for the hats, some watched it for the fashionable attire, and some watched to get a glimpse of the bride and now Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Others, however, watched for the adorable bridesmaids and page boys. And…
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I'm A Mom & I'll Only Go To Weddings If They're Kid-Free

I used to scoff, emphatically, at the thought of a kid-free wedding. "Are you going to pay for my babysitter?" I would say in my head, internally raging at the idea that someone would ask me, a mother, to their nuptials, but decide against inviting t…
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Chrissy Teigen's Tweet Announcing Her Son's Birth Has The Internet Jonesing For More Info

Leave it to Chrissy Teigen to remind us all that while the royal wedding might be days away, she's the Queen of Twitter. Late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning Teigen stole the proverbial show, and Chrissy Teigen's tweet announcing the birth of …
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Don't Tell Me Happy Mother's Day Until You Do This

"Happy Mother's Day!" a friendly Facebook user posts, and while I appreciate the sentiment I can't help but roll my eyes. In fact, it becomes increasingly difficult to curb my inner rage when I scroll past endless comments, memes, and photos all proc…
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Maysa Washington Took Being An SVU Detective In Stride. Then She Had A Daughter.

Motherhood is inherently unpredictable: schedules change, toddlers tantrum, last-minute meetings are scheduled, someone needs stitches, diaper blowouts happen. On any given day for Detective Maysa Washington of the Newark Police Department, emergenci…
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Confessions Of A Mom-Shamer: 7 Ridiculous Things I Judge Other Moms For Doing

For the most part, I'm not big on the whole "turning my nose up at other people and their life choices" thing. You know, "let he who cast the first stone be without sin" and all that. My imperfections are extremely obvious, my friends, so I know the …
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Turns Out, Prince Louis' Last Name Might Be A Bit Confusing

On Monday, April 23, at 11:01 a.m. London Time, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, welcomed their second son and third child. And a few days later, on Friday, April 27, they announced his name: Louis Arthur Charles.…
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Kate Middleton's Body After Giving Birth Is A Reminder To Us All

It can be easily argued that the only moment more anticipated than the birth of a royal baby is the moment the beaming royal parents step out of the hospital and in front of the cameras to introduce that baby to the world. And after The Duchess of Ca…
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