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Lessons Learned From Childbirth and How I Will Approach it Differently This Last Time

As I’m about to have each child, it seems to be a tradition of mine to look back at my last pregnancy, remember the good times, and think about what I would have done differently. I think that each mom should do what is best for her family, but I will share what has not […]

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Underground Mom

Sometimes mom needs to go underground to thrive above ground.  I did this, literally, in a secret underground river, ten miles into the Mayan jungle from Playa del Carmen in Mexico.   Life gets stressful as a mom.  Some of us do it alone.  Others have amazing partners (maybe some wish their parenting partners did more).  You might have […]

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A “Convenient” Meal

I mean really convenient, like convenience-store, convenient.   I’m running home late from work, picked up the kids from preschool minutes before it closed, and my husband phones me to say he’s stuck in traffic and he’s been scanning the console for abandoned Goldfish crackers to eat in desperation. A chorus of grumbling stomachs crescendo in unison and you have absolutely nothing […]

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True Life – When Depression Gets Passed Down

My father struggles with depression tendencies…so does my mother-in-law.  They both passed it down to my husband and me.  And, we just had to find each other in this great big world.  What a combination!  As they say, “The struggle is real!”  I have a hard time keeping my thoughts from spiraling out of control […]

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