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10 Things NOT to do When Interacting with New Moms

If you’re a mom, then you’ve probably been in a situation where a family member, friend or a random stranger [who, for some reason, thinks they have a right to tell you how to live your life] says something about or advises you on being pregnant or being a mother. It can be awkward, annoying […]

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Tales of a Traveling Mom: 5 Lessons I Learned About Traveling with Kids

I used to LOVE to travel. Trains, planes, automobiles, all of them. (Although I get car sick if I try to read in the car, so that is definitely my least favorite mode of traveling long distances.) I’ve always been able to sleep while traveling, and I love to experience new places and adventures. Then […]

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression {Series}

This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. In the second, I address the emotional experience of Drying Up. Which leads me to the final installment: on Postpartum Depression. I have to be […]

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The Truth About Drying Up {Series}

This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. The Second D: Drying Up There are messages you see and hear when you’re pregnant and become a mom. People don’t always say […]

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The Truth About Gender Disappointments {Series}

There are many difficult parts of motherhood that you can never fully be prepared for. Some things can’t be explained, and need to simply be experienced. Other things are topics that aren’t widely discussed, even though they should be. And although I know there are many, many more, I wanted to share 3 hardships in particular […]

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To the Mom Who is Trying to Lose the Baby Weight...

To the Mom Who is Trying to Lose the Baby Weight (and finding it really difficult…)

I see you in your yoga pants. The ones you’re wearing because you’re coming from the gym because they’re all that fits. I see you looking at yourself in the mirror, wondering who that wider, smooshier, flabbier person is staring back at you. The look in your eye very close to disgust and discouragement at […]

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5 Mom Hacks I Live By

I write a lot about motherhood. And one of the things I say in almost every post is how important it is to have a good community of other moms around you. Whether those moms live next door or states away, motherhood is always better in community.  And one of the best parts of having […]

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