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Mastitis, You Suck

When I was about 35ish weeks pregnant with my first, my Mom was helping me get the nursery set up and all the typical last minute things you do before you’re about to have your first baby. And as moms tend to do, she gave me some tidbits of advice without being too annoying or […]

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Your Chronically Diseased Mom Friend

Your Chronically Diseased Mom Friend

I have Crohn’s disease. It’s an irritable bowel disease. It’s categorized as an invisible disease. But I feel its presence every single day, for both the good and bad. My Crohn’s disease affects my guts and a lot of other parts of my body, too. Like my lungs and kidneys. And my mind and spirit. […]

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When Grandma Can’t Carry You

I’m just going to be honest – I don’t want to write this post. So much that I’ve been procrastinating on my procrastination. But in an effort to encourage vulnerability, I feel it’s important to share a little bit of my story with you all. I’m blessed to have an amazing example of what it means to be a […]

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A Mom's REAL Guide to Cold and Flu Season

A Mom’s REAL Guide to Cold and Flu Season

Fall is coming. And then winter is coming. And with those come snotty noses, puke bugs, mysterious rashes and everything in between. I’m not a doctor, or a nurse, so don’t confuse this with actual medical advice. I’m just that mom who has the kids who have had every disease in the book. My kids […]

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The Gross Truths of Parenting

The Gross Truths of Parenting

There’s a saying in our house: “Parenting is 25% mental toughness and 75% dealing with bodily fluids.” Mere moments after the first sweet smell of perfect newborn head, kids will undeniably test parents’ propensity in dealing with truly gross, crime-scene-worthy messes. Becoming a parent will give one the strength to handle and laugh at, the most cringe-worthy parts of the […]

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