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Maternity Must Haves: 5 Pregnancy Wardrobe Game-Changers

When you’re pregnant, you’ll do anything to feel comfortable. $20 for a maternity donut cushion? Sounds good. $40 for a maternity support belt? Here’s my credit card. $70 for a body pillow? TAKE. MY. MONEY. But after going through the big P twice now, I’ve figured out which items are gimmicks and which are true blessings. Here, in […]

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What’s In My Bag?

Even if it has been cleaned out a hundred times, my diaper bag somehow is the place where everything collects. To be fully transparent and share you aren’t the only one with a crazy bag full of surprises… here is a glance. The Outside On the outside, it looks clean. Zipped up, you would never […]

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Breaking the Selfishness Cycle

Lately it seems that tragedy has been swirling around near me. It hasn’t come close enough to touch me directly, it’s just hanging around a person or two removed from me and my family. A coworker’s sister, a friend’s dad, a cousin’s roommate, a friend of a friend, all irrevocably changed in the face of […]

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World Maternal Mental Health Week: Hang in there – an open letter to new moms

  In honor of World Maternal Mental Health Week… These are examples of the emotional struggles we can all face as we come home with a newborn: You’re in shock, your body feels sore. You open the door of your home, and the familiar smell hits you. It’s comforting. But it strangely feels quiet and empty without […]

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A Control Freak No More: Goodbye Perfectionism, Hello Appreciation

For as long as I can remember, I have been a self-proclaimed uptight, Type A, control freak. While still in high school and college, I would obsess about making perfect grades, practicing extracurricular activities, and creating dynamite presentations and reports.  If I wanted something, I would work hard towards that goal, and I would usually […]

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