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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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FINAL- 5 Must-Have Hospital Bag Items for Baby and Mom

When I found out I was pregnant, I read every article, book and blog post out there on what to pack in my hospital bag. I can tell you, I absolutely OVERPACKED! When we rolled into our hospital room it looked like we were heading off to Cabo for the week! Come to find out…. […]

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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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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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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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Why I Love Social Media

I love social media. There, I said it. Yes, it can be full of politics, and petty drama, and rude comments, and insensitive or uneducated remarks. And yes, it can be mindless and addicting in an unproductive but super fun way. (You can bet my hubby & I send each other funny memes while we […]

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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 […]