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Postpartum Depression: How Did I Not Know?

I remember my postpartum doctor’s appointment like it was just yesterday. The sterile room was filled with the screech of a baby crying, my husband pacing with said baby, and I just sat on the table answering questions from the nurse. The nurse asked me if I had experienced any Baby Blues or signs of […]

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Getting Kids in the Kitchen

My kids are always asking to help in the kitchen. And I almost always say ‘no’ or distract them from doing something else. I know that they need to learn some basic cooking skills. I know they should be familiar with how a kitchen works. I know I need to help them to be comfortable […]

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Paralyzed by Perfection: Learning to “Let it Go”

Extreme perfectionism can do two things to a person: it can either propel them forward into success, or it can paralyze them. I have been a Perfectionist for over 29 years. As a child, I made my bed every day starting at age 3. My pink bedroom was meticulously organized right down to Barbie’s fancy […]

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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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