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Indulge in Your Own Magic, Mama

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I often wonder what my children will remember about their childhood. My kids are 4, 3, and 18 months old now. I’m told these are the golden years of parenting. This is the time...

You’re Still Cool {Mastering a Growth Mindset}

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I sat in the pick-up line at school, jamming to The Weekend. The sky was a perfect blue, dotted with the kind of fluffy white clouds that are just right for daydreaming. It was...

Shatter the Rose-Colored Lenses {Domestic Violence Awareness Month}

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Who knew that by letting my guard down I’d be opening the door for what would end up wrecking my world. I knew from the moment we met - in traffic, of all places...

Is It Better to Be Together and Unhappy?

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I was scrolling through a website way too late one evening and came upon an article about people sharing their “red flags” before they got divorced. Intrigued, I read that article, and then a...

My Formerly Postpartum Body {Finding Self-Confidence Again}

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Today my 6-year-old looked at me from across the kitchen counter as I was making lunch and asked: "Mom, when is your body going to look like you aren't pregnant with twins anymore?" I sighed as...

The Day I Found a Lump {Why Monthly Self-Checks Are So Important}

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It was a normal day. I hopped into the shower and did my monthly breast exam, just like I had done every month since my first trip to the gynecologist when I was 16....

Being Grateful: 5 Ways to Instill Thankfulness in Your Children

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Whether we admit it or not, our children have access to luxuries. We can equip our kids with tablets, which they can use for study and entertainment. We bring them shopping as soon as they...

Coping with Covid {Our Family’s Symptoms and Story}

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It seemed inevitable that we’d get Covid. My husband and I watched as numbers continued to rise. Every time there was a spike, we doubled down on our precautions. But it wasn’t enough.  Now, I...

Let Them Help {When You’re Feeling Too Overwhelmed to Cope}

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It had been a long couple of months, or a long year really. I started back to work, which required incredibly long hours, time away from my family and adjusting to a new normal...

My Tubal Reversal Story

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"Are you sure?" If the doctor and nurses asked me once, they asked me 20 times. "Yes," I replied each and every time. I had never been so confident about a decision in my life....

When Mommy Wines Too Much

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I was pulled over. I had too much. I was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). I’m a mom, who had too much fun one night, but otherwise is responsible.  I thought I...

Pornography and My Son

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My son came to my room and asked to talk. He was shaking and pacing and I could tell there was something on his mind. A race of thoughts entered my mind: "What is...

Make Your Camping Meals Extra Delicious

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Summer is here, which means grilling and campfires. Healthy and tasty food makes camping and your outdoor adventures more enjoyable and memorable. Try these five food ideas to make your camping meals extra delicious. Grilled...

A Working Mom’s Guide to a Healthy Weight :: 6 Tips for Success

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Let's delve into some simple yet effective methods a busy mama can use to achieve healthy weight-loss goals. With these few simple steps, the working mom can start seeing real changes for the better. A...