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Lunch Lessons: Quick Tips to Make Packing {a little} Less Awful

Lunch. It’s the bane of mom-existence. If you’re anything like me, you dread making lunches for your child(ren). Not only is it difficult finding foods to send (I’d classify mine as semi-picky eaters), but it’s also a challenge to find foods that they can eat during their short lunch period. My soon-to-be first grader has […]

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Self-Care Sunday: Loving Yourself as Much as Your Children

Have you ever noticed how the self-esteem presentations and emphasis tend to end right around middle school? We are all about teaching our children to feel good about themselves but what happens when mom is in need of a boost?Us mama bears have to face a barrage of filtered selfies, try to throw our kids […]

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Pregnancy & The Scale

“I’m not gonna look at the scale.” “I just don’t even care anymore. I’m growing a human being! It’s fine. I’m fine.” “Maybe I didn’t gain anything these past few weeks!” This is what my brain sounds like on the drive to my prenatal appointments. Yeah, so, I’m on my third pregnancy and I wish […]

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Just Like Us, Kids Need Time to Decompress After a Long Day

As a mom to two girls, who are pretty much opposite in terms of personality, I find it interesting that both have similarities when it comes to certain things. My oldest daughter is spirited; always on the go, very independent, and it’s her way or the highway. My youngest is comical, lackadaisical, and goes with […]

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Moms Night Out Barre Crawl Edition

Moms Night Out “Barre Crawl” Edition Recap

Last month, we hosted moms and moms-to-be at our second annual “Mom’s Night Out: Barre Crawl” at Lolë and The Barre Code Metro Detroit in Rochester Hills. Everyone in attendance walked away with swag bags filled to the brim {see more about what our readers took home below}, an appreciation for Lolë’s Spring Collection, and a sweaty barre class. But… what we […]

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Dear Postpartum Depression, I Forgive YOU!

Dear Postpartum Depression: I Forgive You.

In honor of mental health month, I decided it was time to address an issue so very important to me personally; an issue that I’ve touched on in other posts, but never specifically written down. Over five years later, I think it’s time to write a letter to Postpartum Depression. Mama needs some closure. The […]

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