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The 5 Stages of Bathing Suit Shopping Grief

Bathing Suit Shopping is one of the most terrifying phrases in the English language. I wasn’t always so melodramatic.  Before I was a mom, bathing suit shopping was never fun, per se, but it was tolerable. I’ve never been one of those easy-breezy girls who could confidently strut their stuff in a bikini. (Teach me your […]

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Surving the Snack Attack

Surviving the Snack Attack

It’s the dreaded “s” word moms don’t want their child to say. No, it’s not a profanity. It’s the word, “snack”. Kids will ask for it at all hours of the day, but particularly in the evening, right before bed (at least in my house). My personal favorite is after taking as minimal bites as […]

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A Stay at Home Mom with a Wasted Degree

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend: she’s engaged, dreaming of having babies, and trying to decide the next move to make in her career. As the conversation continued, she told me that she had thought of being a stay-at-home mom, but she didn’t want to waste her degree. My initial […]

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The Mom Friends You’ll Have (and Need) in Your Life

As children, I think we all just assume that we will make a few friends and by the time we are Moms, those same friends will still be with us. We picture our lives intertwined while dating, getting married, having babies, and growing older. The reality is not quite so rose-colored, but it’s still a […]

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The Unspoken Pelvic Floor: Physical Therapy

You know when you blow up a balloon, don’t tie it, and release it so it bounces erratically through the air with that very distinct and loud sound? Now imagine that coming out of your va-jay-jay. At a super high volume. And…repeat. This happened to me. Not ideal timing – in the middle of a […]

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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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