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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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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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Make You Your No. 1 Priority

I know, I know… easier said than done. And to be honest, I struggle with prioritizing myself every day. As women, generally speaking, it seems like taking care of others is ingrained in our psyche. It gets even worse when we have children! I know I feel guilty when I go get a simple pedicure. […]

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5 Things to Leave Back in 2019

In less than a week we will be in a whole new decade. A decade – how is that even possible? I can’t believe how fast the 2010s flew by, and have been reflecting a lot lately on what 2019 brought. Now if you look at magazines ( or the dot com version, because is […]

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You’re a Mom…But That’s Not All

My kids are my life, and pretty much everything I do revolves around them. However, I’m a firm believer that you have to take care of yourself first & you have to have your own life outside of being a mother.

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5 Ways to Practice Self-Care this Holiday Season

With the holidays quickly approaching it so easy as mamas to put ourselves on the back burner. And while there are certainly seasons where this is absolutely necessary, if you do this for too long, no one will truly enjoy those precious holiday moments. So here are just a few ideas to make sure that […]

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Podcast: 5 Self Care Products We Use Daily

Season 1 Episode 5: Paige + Leslie discuss their top 5 favorite self care products they use (almost) daily. Show Notes Co-Hosts: Paige Martinek + Leslie Caruthers Links from this episode: Leslie’s Favorites: Burts Bees Lip Balm Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Certain Dri Deodorant Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick Candy K Younique Pressed Powder Paige’s […]