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Having a Baby Boy Helped Me Trust Men Again

I had a rough introduction to the male side of the human race from the get go. A series of unfortunate events beginning around the age of 4 years old left me feeling vulnerable and broken. Instance after instance of negative, harsh, and even abusive treatment, some minor and some serious, slowly built a worldview […]

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One perk to having a mom who holds on to everything is getting to dress my daughter in some of my old clothes!

I’m the Mom that Keeps ALL the Things

 As Spring cleaning season approaches, articles about decluttering your life and even incorporating concepts like konmari seem to pop up in every feed you see. I’ve never been much of a “Spring cleaner;” instead I just try to stay on top of the cleaning year round (except for baseboards and windowsills–who has time to clean those?!). It’s the […]

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Balance and Boundaries: Making Your Own

Each of us sets boundaries in our lives. Some grow subconsciously over time, others with much more thought. We set boundaries for ourselves, and we set boundaries for those with whom we interact. They’re important and sometimes downright imperative. When you get married, you inherit your spouse’s family, for better or worse. There are traditions […]

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Lessons Learned from Dancing the “Midnight Mombie”

    12 a.m.  Crying baby. Stumbling to kitchen for a bottle.  Trying to remember how to change a diaper. Staring blankly at the wall.      3:17 a.m. Repeat.     3:38 a.m. Repeat, ad nauseam… Becoming a mom is exhausting. Multiply that exhaustion by the number of children already in the house, and […]

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