Parenting

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We Didn’t Sleep Train

We didn’t sleep train. Spoiler alert, our daughter sleeps just fine. With all things parenting, I believe it’s important to do what’s best for your child and family. There’s no one-size fits all and it’s not competition. Whether you sleep train or go with the flow, we likely share similar goals of nurturing self-soothing in […]

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Overcoming a Stutter

Overcoming a Stutter

Did…did…did…I stutter?  Yep, I just did that.  Just admit it.  It might be a little daunting when one cannot get their words out however when it is a child then it kind of hurts your heart a little. And there is stigma to stuttering. That famous quote (Breakfast Club, The Office, etc) resonates in our […]

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I Found My Soul Sister

I may have gained a sister through marriage, but she’s way more than just my husband’s sister to me. She’s my soul sister. We are sister wives…that don’t share a husband. But, we pretty much share everything else. I feel like we are raising our kids together as one. There are collectively 5 kids between […]

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#Momstrong Stronger Than You Realize

“You are stronger than you realize!”  This “mantra” was exclaimed to me countless times by the well-meaning midwife as I attempted to master what really should be physiologically impossible and push something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of a lemon. And I get it, literally billions of women have done […]

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Christmas Blues

10 Steps to Combat the Christmas Blues

Jingle jingle jingle, can you hear that jingling? … Um no, no I don’t. Tis the season to be jolly. Well…not always. This has been me as I approach this Christmas season. I am recovering from my recent mastectomy and just feeling a bit blue. Completely abnormal for me, I am the celebration, over the […]

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Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably done most of your Christmas shopping already, but maybe you’ve left the stocking stuffers until the very end. And if you’re also like me, the last thing you want in your house are tiny cheap little trinkets in the stockings that take up space and give your kids […]

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Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty much expect to skip several showers in a row, our hair will get sticky and tangled, deodorant…what deodorant? We have like […]

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