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An Unexpected Journey : Teen Pregnancy

It was the November 2003. I was 15 years old, and had been dating him for a few months when I decided that I was going to have sex for the first time. Again I was 15, never really had a clue about monitoring periods, pregnancy etc. A little naive, if you will. Fast forward […]

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mom life

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay: To The Mom On The Brink

I often find myself lying awake after a late night feeding coupled with a pumping session and my mind tends to wander. I always end up questioning myself, am I a good mom? This is the burning question that every mom has thought about at least once. Are you a good mom? As a mom […]

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Supporting Your Best Friend Through A Cancer Diagnosis

This is something I never anticipated having to write. A post that if you find yourself reading, please know I am hugging you through the screen right now because it is a diagnosis no one wants to hear for themselves or for someone they love. Yet, in the same breath I want to commend you […]

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mom life

What’s On The Floor Besides Cheerios?

It’s Monday, and I’m feeling it. Baby lady got dropped off 15 minutes early (I’d been awake just long enough to stumble out of bed and find some pants). My own five-year-old “baby” graced me with her groggy-eyed presence a mere 15 minutes later, demanding breakfast immediately, which I got out of with a banana… […]

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mom life Pregnancy Loss

My Journey to Motherhood: Loss + Love

Hi. My name is Destiny. The only way to start my first post as a contributor for, “Outnumbered Mamas” is to tell my journey to motherhood. I’ll tell you in advance it’s not the fairy-tale version and right away I was shown how difficult motherhood was. How different every journey to motherhood is. I always […]

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Podcast: Things That Moms Don't Talk About

Season 1 Episode 6: In this episode, Paige + Leslie discuss things that moms don’t talk about. From Paige freaking out about giving their kids Benadryl  to missing their youth and freedom while learning to embrace fine lines and grey hairs. Show Notes Co-Hosts: Paige Martinek + Leslie Caruthers Links from this episode Paige’s favorite […]

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mom life

Don’t Lose your Marbles! A Joyful SAHM’s Thrive Guide

So, you just left your corporate job to pursue your dream job as a stay at home parent.  Congratulations!  I know how tough a decision this is for you and your family.  You’re scared of the unknown and nervous you’re not cut out for full time stay at home parenting. Or, maybe you’ve been a […]

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pregnancy

13 Labor And Delivery Tips For A First Time Mom

The thought of giving birth can be terrifying, but it doesn’t have to be. For me, the first time I had a baby the thing that scared me the most was not the pain but the fact that I didn’t know what to expect. I asked a group of women who recently had babies what […]

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mom life

A Note From Your Tired Mama

I was exhausted, and it was only 9am. I eagerly awaited 9:30, so I could put you and your brother down for your morning naps. I checked my email on my phone, as I tried to slowly rock you in my other arm, but your wide eyed, baby blues kept staring up at me. “The […]

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You Are The Most Beautiful Disaster

Hey mama, I see you. I see you in all your hot mess glory. I see you with those bags under your eyes, because you were up with the baby in the night. I see you in your stained shirt that you smelled this morning before you put it on. I see you with your […]