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The Firefighters

We left a birthday party last week and headed northbound on the highway back home. I casually looked out my window and noticed an enormous growing black cloud headed upward, eerily contrasting the pale blue sky. I knew something was wrong. We got off on our exit and immediately fear entered my heart. My boys and […]

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Great Introductions

My palms were sweaty, and I cleared my throat. It had seemed like a good idea, but now that the moment was here I felt the magnitude of the situation. Two people who had shaped how I view the world, who had impacted me so much, were about to meet. And I was the one […]

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Unexpectedly Expecting

The blue balloons flew out of the box and all the emotions consumed me. The exciting afternoon of my son’s (my second child) gender reveal gathering  was a happy day.  The happy emotions of knowing I’d have a daughter and a son passed quickly as I was secretly was more excited knowing I was done after him. I […]

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Motherhood: A Playlist for Survival

This playlist was not inspired by Martina McBride, Celine Dion or Taylor Swift. These songs aren’t about the precious, snuggle-time, tender moments with your sweet squishy little newborn. Nope. This is for when you’re lonely, angry, tired, and covered in someone else’s boogery, slobbery, vomity poop. Let these songs remind you that you will get […]

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When Mom Life Feels Lonely

When you’re a mom, especially to littles, you’re never really alone. Even bathroom breaks aren’t solo experiences, and if you think for a moment that it is, the silence is interrupted by a tiny hand pounding on the door. Despite this “never alone” kind of situation we find ourselves in, it’s still quite possible to […]

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Best Health and Tracking Devices for Moms

Staying on top of health and activity is often one of the first things that falls by the wayside once kids come into the picture. Between taking care of family and working or keeping the home from falling apart, the last thing many moms want to do is manually track their health. Although staying healthy is often […]

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Always on Defense

Confession: I’m a bit on the defensive side. My husband would argue that I’m more defensive than most, but I think his opinion is biased. OK, so maybe it’s more than a bit. As humans, it’s only natural to want to defend ourselves from criticism or judgment. Being overly passive is seen as a flaw. No […]

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Encapsulating My Placenta

Encapsulating My Placenta

Two years ago, I fought a nasty battle with postpartum depression. I lost myself completely, missed out on major milestones of my son’s life and nearly took my own. When the fog of postpartum depression finally lifted, I swore I would never put my family or myself through that hell again, yet a year later, I […]

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