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Why Every Mom Needs a Guilt Free Getaway

I recently read an article about how women, in particular, moms, bear the brunt of the “emotional labor” (I’ve also heard it referred to as “mental load”) in our families. The basic premise is that, even when it appears on the surface that our spouses or partners are equally sharing the household responsibilities, the reality […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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The Dangerous Lies of Self-Care: When Self-Care is Destructive

Raise your hand if you have ever heard the advice about putting on your own oxygen mask before assisting someone else. I’m guessing we all have our hands raised. It’s used all the time, and it goes something like this: “If you are on a plane that loses pressure and the oxygen masks falls out […]

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Six Year Scars: The Result of Domestic Violence

As a mom, we all have some scars. Whether it’s the stretch marks from our pregnancies or the healed cut of a C-section, we’ve learned to live with them. Some have been expected and others have come from trials. Most times we become proud of them. We know they have made us into who we […]

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The Art of Boudoir

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and come across a beautiful lady in lingerie or perhaps boy shorts and knee high socks and thought, could I do something like that? Then continue scrolling because your inner self-conscious voice said, ” You absolutely could not do that, you look nothing like those women.” […]

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Choosing Me

I sighed audibly as I put down my phone and thought, “Here we go again.”  I tried to move on with my day, but I found myself with thoughts circling around in my head, thoughts that are accompanied by some pretty complicated feelings. Sadness, guilt, irritation, panic and anger to name a few. For a […]

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