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Learning to Live After The Loss of A Baby

Learning to live… learning is described as, ‘Knowledge acquired through experience, study, or being taught.’ Unfortunately in the case of losing a baby our knowledge is gained through experience. Experiencing every mother’s worst nightmare. When it happened to me, it was not even in the realm of possibilities and utterly shattered my soul. My brain […]

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Netflix – And 3 More Reasons I Won’t Be Getting Up Early

We’ve all heard the advice: If you truly want to get a handle on your day, you must wake up before your children. I can personally vouch for the truth in this statement. I love padding down the hallway in slippered feet, brewing coffee, and organizing the day’s demands while my family still slumbers. The […]

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You May Be 40(ish) If . . .

  I’ve entered it, my fourth decade. And guess what? There are definitely some challenges, a fair amount of “what the heck?” moments and also some pretty fabulous bright spots. It is a decade unlike any I’ve experienced so far and it does seem to have a few significant marks. So for those of you also in your fourth decade (or dangerously close), here […]

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True Life: My Marriage Helped Me Heal from Childhood Rape Trauma

Emotional trauma, especially traumatic events in childhood, can rewire the brain to create innate reactions like panic, terror, anger, etc. in potentially similar situations. Psychologically speaking, it’s the most basic form of self-preservation. Shortly after I got married, deep, old wounds re-opened, and I knew I would have a rough road ahead.  When I was […]

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To The Mamas Of Littles – It Gets Easier

I had all three of my children pretty much back-to-back-to-back.  Each time my husband and I found out we were expecting, we dreamily envisioned our little stair-step kiddos developing close knit friendships, and we were excited that our children would all be close in age. What I did not envision, however, was how tricky those early days of keeping up with a […]

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Orthodontic Associates Mother’s Day Special!

“Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Orthodontics Associates.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.”   “Literally in the consultation for my daughter, I made an appointment for myself.  I could tell the care was going to be great and I wanted to do something for myself too!” Jeannie Russell    Moms, there is […]

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I’m Not a #MomBoss… But I’m Still #KillinIt

  #MomBoss It seems like this hashtag is all over my social media feed lately. (Usually accompanied by #FinancialFreedom, #JoinMe, #KillinIt, or my personal favorite, #WhatIfYouFly). I’m not here to bash direct sales, fitness coaches, makeup distributors, or the like. Because first of all, let’s be honest: I love Agnes & Dora as much as […]

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I Check My Phone But I’m Not A Bad Mom

Scrolling through Facebook the other day, a photo caught my eye.  It was a photo which showcased a letter that a daycare worker had taped up to one of their windows.  The letter basically not so nicely demanded that parents stop their “appalling” behavior of being on their phones while picking up their children. I get it.  I understand what the daycare […]

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