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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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enough, motherhood, parenting, self-worth, self-love, self-care

Embracing Your Enoughness

I grew up thinking I was never good enough. I was never smart enough, skinny enough, I didn’t work hard enough. Instilled in me was a sense of worthlessness that was hard to overcome, and that still affects my life and relationships. While I have finally realized that I am a creature who is worthy […]

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Parenting

Parenting Without Expectation

Raising children to become adults is by far the most frightening challenging job a person can be called to do. Being responsible for the people your children become, knowing that they will either contribute to or take away from the overall success of society is terrifying. All of the pressures of social media to be […]

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Claustrophobic

The Claustrophobic Mother

I am claustrophobic. I think I always have been a little bit, but it’s gotten worse as I have gotten older. It’s not so bad that it’s debilitating, but it does impact me in noticeable ways. I avoid small spaces. Even thinking about them makes me start to breathe faster. Prior to a recent vacation […]

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You'll Miss THOSE Moments

You’ll Miss THOSE Days

Feeding your baby should be fun, right? I mean, who doesn’t look forward to putting a curious baby in a highchair and spooning him or her foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, oatmeal cereal, and bananas. Before Jack was born I couldn’t wait for the food stage. I had high hopes of making all his food […]

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