Author Archive | Nikki

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Today Was Easy

The Struggle Is Real Being a mom means being someone who is adaptable and patient. Or at least it means having to occasionally try to be those things. But sometimes no matter how adaptable and patient you are, your day will be tough. Perhaps your whole week, month or year. Mommying is hard, folks, that […]

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#AskHer – May is Maternal Depression Awareness Month

“New baby” and “depression” aren’t phrases you commonly hear together. But, as, we know and have experienced, motherhood hits you in the face. While pregnancy seems long – a gradual progression – there is nothing gradual about becoming a mother. Motherhood can blindside you, even if you read all the books and prepped the nursery […]

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Leaving Our Food Comfort Zones

One thing I know for sure is that toddlers aren’t the most open-minded or consistent eaters. We have, actually, been pretty lucky. My son, Deacon, likes a lot of different food, including a wide array of vegetables. But you know what he usually likes better? I’ll bet you could guess: pasta, pizza, waffles, etc. Because […]

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What a Mom Looks Like

What do you picture when you hear the word, “mom?” Perhaps you picture yourself or the mom you wished you resembled a bit more. Well, today I’m happy to share exactly what a mom looks like. A mom is black, and she is white, and she is brown. And she thinks a lot about her […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Travel for Christmas…Preferably Ever

The holidays are a time to enjoy with family, show appreciation for those you love and maybe sip a holiday eggnog or seven and gift a toy or twelve. There is no holiday I enjoy more than Christmas. Call me a softy, but I have the warm and fuzzies all of December and truly, truly […]

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A Love Letter to my Facebook Moms Group

  I used to think “Facebook” and “motherhood” meant flooding my friends’ timelines with pictures of my kids. But as I’ve entered into motherhood, I’ve realized that Facebook is a much more complicated space- sometimes with really surprising benefits.  I have a few friends who have children, but my closest friends – the ones you […]

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There Will Never Be an Elf on Our Shelf

Christmas is my favorite holiday, hands down, no competition. I unabashedly start brainstorming wrapping paper color themes in October, and selecting the family Christmas card design takes time and careful thought. I’m trying to convince my husband that we need matching Christmas pajamas, which of course we do not because no one does. What I’m […]

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