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You Are Still A Good Mother

You heard your infant whining over the monitor at six am this morning. She was ready for the day, but you ignored her so you could get the five extra minutes of the sleep you so desperately needed. You are still a good mother. You fed your toddler a piece of white, non-organic toast with […]

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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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How to Stay Organized and Not Lose Your Mind as a Busy Mom

Am I the only one who despises mornings? No? Good, glad I’m not alone! Mornings with kids just makes it even more hectic and difficult. You’re trying to change a diaper and one kid’s like, “Hey mommy, Go Fish.” Really?!?! I have to have some kind of order in the mornings or I won’t survive. […]

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Raising Someone’s Partner

I want him to know the importance of setting aside time for someone and giving them his full attention when he does so. I want him to know that it’s nice to put effort into feeling your best, not only for yourself but so that you can show up as your best self for others. I want him to know how to walk up to the door and pick somebody up instead of sitting in the driveway and honking the horn, expecting them to come outside.

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So You’re a Little Broken

A friend of mine recently received a gift from her mom. A snow globe; which has been a tradition they’ve shared for years. It’s something she has cherished and looks forward to. She has a whole cabinet filled with these tokens of love.  The night she brought the newest addition of her collection home she […]

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Tales of a Working-Outside of the Home-Mom

When we first had Emma, we just couldn’t afford for me to not work. So the subject of me working or staying home with our new baby was not really a discussion. More of a, “Well…this is how it has to be.” It was a mutual decision made based on where we were at the […]

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5 Ways to Stay Home With Your Kids + Still Earn an Income

When you’re working 40+ hours a week & have a commute, it can feel like you only see your kids on the weekends. Plus it’s a hassle to have to request time off when your kid has a special performance or event at their school. You feel very restricted with your schedule when you have to be at an office everyday from 9-5.

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It’s Okay to Say You Love Motherhood

I love being a Mama, that’s right I said it. I love it with everything that I am. I love watching my son learn, grow and change on a daily basis.  I love taking care of him and teaching him to be independent.  Why does this sound so crazy to say out loud? You may […]

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Pinterest Made Me Do it: The Easiest Guide to Becoming a Pinterest Mom

Hey mama’s, let us just take a moment to embrace our inner Pinterest Mom. I see you pinning to your boards, trying to be creative, but always feeling as if you fall short. I promise you don’t, anything you do for your kids, off Pinterest and just your own creations, are simply freaking amazing! But […]