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Sep 16, 2015

Lexi Walters WrightThis week, Amanda talked with monthly contributor Lexi Walters Wright about a tougher than usual topic. Parenting isn't always easy, and getting to the experience of being a parent isn't alway easy either. Lexi talked about her struggle not only with miscarriages but also with how to manage there not being any protocol to talk about them. She shares how that encouraged her to become a facilitator of a local Empty Arms Miscarriage Support Group. Amanda opened up about her experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and how isolating it was to feel so ill and alienated during what should have been a happy time.

The good news, they both agreed, is that celebrity parents are making it easier to talk about these issues. From Mark Zuckerberg's public statement about his and his wife's experience with miscarriage to Kate Middleton's very public experience with HG, celebs are speaking up and helping parents like us. Lexi shared an article from Parenting about celebs who have had miscarriages and Amanda shared one she wrote for PopSugar Moms about HG. (If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.)