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Learning to Say No

Often, when I am knee deep in something in which I regret being immersed, I laugh and ask myself why I can’t say “no.” I am just SO bad at it sometimes. Does anybody else cringe at the number of “product parties”–Avon, 31, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay, Essential Oils, whatever– you have attended […]

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Let’s Talk About Mom Doubt.

For so many of us, it’s the storm cloud hovering over every big decision, every heat- of-the-moment reaction, every 11PM Google search made in desperation. Doubt. Am I sleep training correctly? Is my baby going to have permanent damage from crying it out? Am I a bad mom if I don’t make my own baby […]

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Anticipatory Grief and the Special Needs Parent

Being a parent to children with disabilities comes with its challenges. There are various therapies, medical appointments, insurance battles, and endless piles of paperwork. These things are expected and have become a routine part of everyday life. What is difficult are the unexpected challenges and emotions that accompany the life of parenting a child whose […]

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PCOS Awareness: It Doesn’t Get to Win

 I remember hearing the words like it was yesterday. ” We believe the issues you are having are a result of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome.” Poly-what? As I sat in my OBGYN’s office, I remember being frustrated, but relieved. We finally had an answer of what was going wrong. Years of painful cycles, ghost cycles, month […]

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A mother's intuition is rarely wrong.

Mother’s Intuition: Learning to Trust Ourselves

Ok, gut-check ladies. Have you had a situation lately where that strong and feisty mom gut has told you something wasn’t right?   Anyone raising their hand?  Well call it what you will, gut check, mother’s intuition or sixth sense, that feeling inside of us rarely leads a mother in the wrong direction.  Mother’s intuition must […]

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Sometimes, My Truth is an Ugly-Cry

Here’s my current truth: I’m sitting here in my empty house having a really good ugly-cry because I’ve had one of those days. I’m exhausted and recovering after an unexpected trip. My kids have been extra needy this week. I’m spinning my wheels at work. I had a less than pleasant Facebook encounter this morning […]

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All Work and No Play

One of my sisters penned a thoughtful post on Mother’s Day, intending to recognize that the three of us sisters may parent in different ways, but we are all raising great kids and should be proud of that. For my shout out, she wrote, “[Molly] is so crazy organized and conscientious about [the kids’] health […]

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