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Kimberly Van Der Beek Opens Up About Blood Transfusions After Miscarrying at 17 Weeks

Kimberly Van Der Beek Opens Up About Blood Transfusions After Miscarrying at 17 Weeks

Days after her husband, former Dancing With the Stars contestant James Van Der Beek revealed that she had endured another miscarriage, Kimberly Van Der Beek is opening up about the experience in her own words. As fans of DWTS and Van Der Beek family know, while James competed on the show, Kimberly suffered a miscarriage at 17 weeks pregnant. Several months later, James shared that his wife experienced similar circumstances in June 2020. “This time, we kept the news to ourselves,” he wrote, in part, on Instagram. “But last weekend, once again, 17 weeks in… the soul we’d been excited to welcome into the world had lessons for our family that did not include joining us in a living physical body.” RELATED: DWTS Alum James Van Der Beek Shares His Wife Kimberly Suffered Another Devasting Miscarriage at 17 Weeks Now Kimberly Van Der Beek is sharing her experiences as well. Along with a video of her recovering from one of the two brutal blood transfusions she endured over the last seven months, Kimberly shared how she was feeling as she continues to recover. The video was taken just seconds after arriving in the ER. “A few seconds from my trip …

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child

It goes without saying that at some point, you’re going to say the wrong thing to your kid. It could be an off-handed comment you make while you’re upset that you thought wasn’t a big deal or something that came out wrong in the heat of the moment. Bottom line: It happens! Don’t beat yourself up about it.

I'm Conflicted About Having a Second Child: What Are the Pros and Cons?

I’m Conflicted About Having a Second Child: What Are the Pros and Cons?

A mom writes in asking for advice about whether or not she should have a second child. This mom-of-one says “life is crazy enough with one” child, and she worries that adding another into the mix will only make life harder. However, she worries that one day she will look back and wish she had a second, only it will be too late to do it by then. She asks moms with multiples what the pros and cons are of having more than one child.

'The Talk': As a White Mom with a Black Son, I Must Prepare My Child for a World of Injustice

‘The Talk’: As a White Mom with a Black Son, I Must Prepare My Child for a World of Injustice

The phrase “The Talk” is used by many parents to refer to the birds and the bees. But as a white mother with a black son, The Talk is something entirely different. Sure, we will have The Talk about sex like most families. But The Talk I am referring to is the one about what to do when someone treats you differently because of the color of your skin.