Author Archive | Mallory

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We Say “Please” and “Thank You”

When I was a brand new mom, I began my quest of finding what worked for our family. I think every new mom does just that. Every new mom has been there. Maybe they use something from their past, maybe they seek advice from friends. I am a hardcore researcher so I immediately took to […]

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Navigating Depression: Your Emergency To-Do List

Navigating Depression: Your Emergency To Do List

Depression. It seems like it is everywhere and yet no one is willing to talk about it. It isn’t just feeling sad. It’s feeling utterly hopeless. It’s having a fantastic day and not being able to enjoy a single moment. It’s neglecting basic self-care (like showering or brushing your teeth). It’s pushing yourself to even […]

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You Don't Have to Wear Yoga Pants

You Don’t HAVE to Wear Yoga Pants

Dear Moms, I’m going to say something probably slightly controversial. You don’t have to wear yoga pants. You don’t have to wear leggings. You don’t have to wear anything specific and you don’t have to justify your clothing choices to anyone! Let me elaborate. I saw a meme the other day that said something to […]

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The Life CHanging MAgic

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve never been one to have a perfect house. In fact, more often than not my house used to be crazy. As moms we all face the constant threat of clutter. There are always little minions going behind us, poised to undo everything we just did. When we got pregnant with our third I finally […]

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DIY Holiday Gifts (that don't suck!)

DIY Holiday Gifts (That Don’t Suck!)

I have a few claims to fame in my circles. The first is, of course, I’m the birth and postpartum nerd. Not many things excite me more than seeing new guidelines come out from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The second is that I bake all the things. Pies, cakes, brownies, rolls, bread… you […]

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George Addair

To Paris, With Love

I’ve been in love with Paris, France since I was young. I remember growing up watching Madeline. Somehow she made living in a boarding school with nuns look like the best time ever. I wanted her hat. When given the option, I always asked for or ordered French Toast. It was actually one of the […]

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A Clean House? It’s Possible!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Cottage Care, Inc.; however, all opinions are those of the contributor who wrote them. All moms are busy. Even super moms can’t keep up with the demand of a house sometimes! I don’t think I’ve met one yet who says, “Oh, I just don’t know what to do with […]

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An Ode to Coffee

An Ode to Coffee

Coffee. The delicious, energy-giving elixir of the heavens. The life force behind cheery, smiling moms ready to face the day. The gasoline which fuels parents everywhere. Deep, dark, almost black or pale, creamy and lovely brown. The beautiful, playful steam drifts upwards from the cup. Coffee. The rules for moms with coffee are simple. No […]

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Big Sibling Bags

When my son was born, I put together some fun things for my daughter to do while she waited for her baby brother. When I found out we were expecting again, I decided I’d put together bags again for both of my kids. Labor and birth are so unpredictable, they may be long or short. […]

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