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A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom

I'm so often asked, "How was your day?" Or, "What do you do all day?"  I never know  how to answer it because I don't know where to begin or how to find words that do justice to how big the smallest tasks end up being. So, I took little mental notes throughout my day and… Continue reading A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom

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Most of us are incredible parents, but we’d never know it

I've never had to be so opinionated until I became a mother; and at the same time, I've never encountered so little tolerance or empathy. I joined one of the hundreds of Facebook group on co-sleeping many months ago, hoping to find it a resourceful place as bedsharing mama myself. Immediately upon joining, my heart broke for… Continue reading Most of us are incredible parents, but we’d never know it

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2017: the year of sitting still

This is the first resolution that I'm wishing for a lesser year. And I mean that in the best way.  When I think about the past five years, they have all been centered around adding something major to my life. 2013 was the year I chased my dreams in Hawaii and launched my career. 2014 was the… Continue reading 2017: the year of sitting still

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You’re wrong: my dog is still my baby, too

*Photo by LuLuEdward Photo* Today's daily writing prompt begged the question, "What is the hardest or best lesson you’ve learned from having pets?" My eyes lit up. I.LOVE.MY.DOG! I could write a novel on all the wonderful things he - and his predecessors who have furever left paw prints on my heart - have taught me… Continue reading You’re wrong: my dog is still my baby, too

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What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

I wanted to call this one of those  "What no one tells you" blogs, but that would be a lie, albeit catchy. Truthfully, everyone heeded me with their warnings on those first few months postpartum, otherwise known as the infamous fourth trimester - problem was, I was too pregnant to take note. I just wanted to… Continue reading What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

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5 things during pregnancy I would’ve done differently

There are a lot of bucket lists already out there for first time pregnant moms - but I found many of them overwhelming. Looking back, here are the simplest things I wish I would've done more of. Do all the adult things: There are two kinds of pregnant: The glorious, glowing kind and the holy-shit-I'm-a-hot-mess kind. I… Continue reading 5 things during pregnancy I would’ve done differently

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Moms: we are contradicting ourselves

Moms, we need each other. We need someone who understands what it is like to live on cold coffee and rows of oreos during breastfeeding binges. We need that person who we can text at 3 a.m. to keep us going through those late-night feedings, and who totally understands what we mean when we call… Continue reading Moms: we are contradicting ourselves

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If I don’t win the lottery, I’ll still be rich

"Good luck," my sister and I competitively tell each other two hours before the $1.5 billion lottery draw. Third time around is the charm, right?  It's thrilling to play in this record-breaking jackpot even though the odds are highly stacked against us winning. We as humans instinctively seek security, and a lifetime of money = security. But it's… Continue reading If I don’t win the lottery, I’ll still be rich