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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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Adjusting Your Parenting When Your Spouse Comes Home

Like many military spouses, my husband traveled frequently when our first daughter was born. Often when he would come home, our daughter would treat him like a stranger and cling to me. Not only did I desperately need a break, it was clear that my daughter and her daddy needed some quality time together. Since our lifestyle meant […]

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The Unseen Sacrifices of a Military Spouse

It’s been one of those weeks, folks, where complaint after compliant leaves my lips and my heart feels weakened by the hardships of this life. People have attempted to inflate my ego for the countless hours I have (and am) surviving without my spouse. Although appreciated, their kind words fail to encompass the multitude of […]

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Daycare Parents Keep Kids at Home

A Letter to My Fellow Daycare Parents: Please Keep Sick Kids at Home

I thought we daycare parents were in this crazy circus of drop-offs, pick-ups, and runny noses together. You know the drill; multiple times a week we smile and offer each other a quick hello while taking our children to or from their classroom before hurrying out, all while trying to not leave a shoe, sippy […]

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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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