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Not From Me is for all the "Other Parents"

I am not your typically “mommy blogger”, hell, I don’t even like the term “mommy blogger”. I’m an “Other Parent” - my child didn’t biologically or gestationally come from me but I am her parent nonetheless. I am here to share my journey, experiences, and tips/tricks/rants on dealing with the day-to-day life of being the non-gestational, non-biological parent. Maybe you’re the adoptive parent, step-parent, or used donor sperm; this space is open to everyone. Learn how to deal with “nosy nelly” family, friends, and randos, as well as tools to advocate for yourself, your partner, and your family. We’re all in this together, and as the (occasionally annoying) adage goes - it takes a village, right?

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