I was a mother for almost two years before I held my daughter. Though she was the first baby I held in my arms, she was not the one who made me a mother.  The one who made me...

The Mom Shame Game

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I was at the nail salon indulging in a little pedicure love with my almost four year old daughter last weekend. All was going great until my nail technician asked if my daughter was my only child. “She is!”...
Every tired mom deserves the kind of vacation where you can enjoy cocktails and girl time free from the guilt of leaving our precious little ones behind at home. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Trust me...
I became a mother on the exact same day as one of my closest friends! Exact. Same. Friggin. Day. It’s been three and a half years and I still can’t quite get over it. Honestly, it blows my mind...
We’re approaching Mothers Day, and in my almost four years of being a mother, my absolute must have no matter the age or stage of my child is my girlfriends. Whether you’re a social butterfly with friends upon friends...
Being a mother is the most wonderful, exhausting, underappreciated job. You are chef, maid, and doctor all rolled into one. Mom's are expected to be healer of all things and knower of all things and yet, children hardly ever...
Being a mom is hard. We all know it. We are bombarded from all sides on what to buy for our kids, what to feed our kids, how to feed our kids, and what methods to use to get...
As moms we are constantly reminded to build our tribe and have a village and work hard to maintain our pre-kid friendships. But what happens when  you’re maintaining a friendship that isn’t healthy? How do you break up with...
The postpartum adjustment is tough whether it’s your first or your fourth. One of the biggest blessings in the first weeks with a new baby has been the meals that friends and family have delivered to us. It’s been...

Guiltless Girls Trip

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I am currently in that phase of life where I wear so many hats and always feel pressed for time. Consequently, I am in that phase of life where I have so.much.guilt. I work full time. I have two side...
Whether we're in our first or our fourth trimester, moms needs support. Whether that support means coming over to our house and cleaning it for us or leaving us alone, we need it. We're in the midst of intense...
This post may ruffle some feathers because there seems to be a huge line drawn in the sand between these two groups of moms. I have even at times found myself to be the one making the comments about...
The past 365+ days have tested me. We celebrated the one-year anniversary of my grandfather’s death due to Alzheimer’s. I hate the word Alzheimer’s with a passion. It robbed me of the patriarch of my family. In January, my brother -...
When it comes to date night, my husband and I used to be great. From the very beginning of our relationship, we always made time for each other and we went on some pretty fantastic dates - a night...
I was 33 years old when I had my first child and my husband was 37. It was maybe not a conscious decision to wait to my 30's to have kids but, looking back, I certainly wouldn't have done...

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