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A New Mom’s Survival Guide: The Advice I Wish I’d Gotten (And The Advice I Wish I’d Listened To)

We all know that having a baby is completely life altering. Those first few months are tough. They are exhausting. You don’t have good days and bad days. You have good minutes and bad minutes. You get a lot of advice. Some of it is useful and much of it is “well-intentioned.” Most importantly, you […]

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Stop the Cycle of Comparison: Choosing Joy Over Jealousy

Have you felt it before? It’s that sinking feeling of annoyance and “why not me” when you see “#blessed” in a friend’s picture from her first-class flight or hear about a new job your former playdate-mom-friend recently landed, or see your neighbors renovating their already enviable home and wonder why you can’t seem to keep […]

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If You Give a Mom Moscato

If you give a mom a glass of Moscato, she will probably want to enjoy it in a nice bubble bath. But when she goes to draw her bath, she might decide that her tub needs to be cleaned. After she scrubs and bleaches her tub, she may decide that her bleachy rag should go […]

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I Need Time Away From My Kids, and I Will Not Feel Guilty About It

I love my children. I love their spunk, their personalities, their joy at the little things, their unpredictability, and their curiosity for the world. But, honestly, I cannot spend every minute with them. The same things I love about them also can become the things that make me want to hide in my bathroom (which […]

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Things You Wish You Could Ask Your Crunchy Momma Friends

  Conversations with mom friends can be insightful and helpful. Actually, I’ve found my mom friends to be instrumental in my survival throughout this first year of raising my first child. Baby product recommendations, translating various cries, encouragement at crazy hours in the morning, and tips and tricks shared in an effort to lighten the […]

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PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member

Recently, my husband’s military record changed to reflect that he now has an “exceptional family member.” Prior to the diagnosis, nothing appeared amiss. Afterwards, I experienced an array of emotions ranging from shock and anger to hurt and fear. We denied. I cried. But, as all military families do, we pulled through. I kept my husband updated when he called (since […]

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