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No, Mama, You’re Not Failing, Its Just REALLY Hard

From time to time you may feel like a slight or complete-and-total failure when it comes to the “mom thing.” I get it, so do I. I mean, it’s pretty hard not to when anything and everything seems to go wrong in your presence.  You had what you thought was a simple cold- but it …

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9 True Things About the First Year of Motherhood

There’s so much you can read to help you prepare for welcoming a new baby into your life and becoming a mom, and that’s great. However, there’s so much more that isn’t in the reading and you just won’t be able to figure out until you’ve experienced it yourself. Being an active parent is one of …

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Why Giving My Child a Sibling is Making Her Into a Better Person

If you first meet my daughter, you’ll notice she’s a sweet, loving, entertainer of a toddler who loves to be in the spotlight, or maybe you’ll get the just-woke-up-from-a-nap version of her and she’ll cower behind mommy’s leg until she warms up to you.  Whichever version you are lucky enough to witness, she’ll for sure …

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To My Second Child, You May Not Have My Full Attention, But I Love You

Dear sweet boy, my second baby, Before you were born, I constantly asked myself: “What if I won’t love you as much as I did your big sister?” “Is it even possible to love another human being as much as I love your sister?” “What if I somehow love you more than sissy?” “What if …

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My Form of “Mom-Self-Care” is Hanging Out With Old Friends

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, then you know that remembering the me before kids and feeling like the me before kids is something very important to me, and got lost somewhere along the way. Mom self-care is something people have been talking about more and more recently, and I knew it was important …

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