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Mother’s Day: My First Without My Mom

I remember walking through the drug store with my eldest kiddo looking for my favorite shampoo when it caught me totally off guard. If I had known, or been prepared about my reaction, maybe I would have avoided the trip altogether, but that’s the thing about emotions..they can be sneaky little jerks. I stopped dead […]

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It Takes a Village

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb which means it takes an entire community of different people interacting with your children in order for them to experience and grow in a safe and loving environment. Growing up I remember hearing people say this to new moms, experienced moms, and everyone in between. I never really […]

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Anxiety & Depression: From a Spouse’s Perspective

Anxiety and depression.  These two diseases affect countless people but so many suffer silently.  Our culture seems to have a stigma surrounding mental health and few people are willing to talk openly about their struggles.  If you search the Internet, there are plenty of blog posts from those brave enough to share their journey. But […]

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Whole30: That Time I Gave Up Wine for 30 Days and Lived To Write About It

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, a nutritionist, or any sort of expert on health or nutrition.  The thoughts in this post are just my own opinions and experiences with following the Whole30 plan.  Whole30. Maybe you’ve heard of it–it’s becoming increasingly popular in the dieting world–which sadly, is a world that many of us […]

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Mom Tribe

I just came back from a long overdue “Mom” time with a sweet friend.   She has messaged me last week and asked to get together. We had not seen each other for years. She messaged saying that her kids were in school and could we get together, she needed a little mom advice. We […]

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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 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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