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Life as a Stay-At-Home-Mom: Expectation vs. Reality

We all follow that one mom on Instagram and her life looks well put together, crushing motherhood, making home cooked meals, house is clean, kids don’t tantrum. I know I do and I am always like, HOW DOES SHE DO IT? Who knows, right? There is so much exceptions for us stay at home moms, […]

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I gave birth to a baby I didn’t know

After having my son I expected to feel many things. Bringing home a healthy baby, mourning, wasn’t one of those feelings I expected to feel. I found myself looking at this beautiful baby I had carried for 9 months and not knowing him. Not this version of him. I realized I had to re-introduce myself […]

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YOU Are Important – YOUR MARRIAGE is Important!

When I saw the post about needing bloggers for Outnumbered Mama’s, I thought to myself, I would love to blog about my life, my family and have somewhere to vent. So I contacted them and agreed to participate. I have wrote two blogs so far and they came easy. Then life became chaotic and I […]

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New Year, New Goals

Do you get caught up in the whole new years resolution thing? I admit, I used to do the whole, “This year I am really going to get my butt in gear and lose 15 pounds!”. Then two weeks into the new year, I’m sitting on the couch eating snickers and feeling sorry for myself. […]

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Becoming a Mom in a “Mom-Shaming” Culture

Anyone who has ever cared for a small child knows it is HARD, whether you are a parent, a grand parent, a teacher, or a care taker, at some point you have done what was probably the “easier” thing, rather then what the public would view as the “correct” thing.  Before becoming a parent myself […]

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6 Things I Learned During Postpartum Depression

It was 4am.On my dining table in front of me were a breast pump, a bowl of ice cream and a six-year-old’s scattered toys that were staring me down. “Why didn’t you put us up?” asked the messy-haired doll. “I’m fattening, you know,” said the high-calorie dessert. “You need to pump more,” insisted the pump. […]

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Baby Led Weaning: Our Experience

Where to Begin When it came time for our son to start solids, I wasn’t quite sure where to start. I vaguely remembered the rice cereal and jarred purees from babysitting in college, but other than that, I was clueless. I decided to do some research about how to get started online, which lead me […]

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Our NICU Story

The month of February has a whole new meaning these days, it is my daughters birth month and this year will mark our 1 year anniversary of being in the NICU. My daughter was born on February 22, 2019 weighing 7lbs 6oz and 20.8inches long. She came via scheduled repeat c-section. Her birth was great, […]

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An Open Letter to Our Body

Dear Body, I know that you hear a lot of negative talk about not being enough. Not thin enough, not tall enough, not strong enough, just not enough over and over again. As those thoughts are replaying over and over in my mind, or to the mirror I know they are letting you down just […]

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Celebrating Wins: The big, the small the basics.

How often do you sit back after a long, hard week filled with mom duties, work responsibilities and family upkeep and say, “Girl, you killed it! You made those dinners like a pro. You got yourself and the kids up and out every day without a hitch! You dealt with a sick baby, a grumpy […]