A few weeks ago, I ran my first 5k. I've never been a runner, but I needed a goal. Something to get me to the gym and help me shed my baby weight. I downloaded the Couch to 5K app, got...
My husband and I went through the loss (miscarriage) of our first baby at just five weeks. Afterwards, I knew I was different. Research shows that pregnancy changes a woman's brain. My desire to nurture was intensified. My longing...
When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little pink lines, I went from being eight months postpartum to six weeks pregnant. Our babies would be...
In January of 2015, my husband and I found out we were expecting our third baby. This was good news. We were thrilled but more than anything, I was relieved. A few weeks before we learned our family would be...
Hey Momma, yeah, you scrolling through your phone ignoring the dishes and waiting on coffee to brew. Don't stop the invite. It's easy to give up reaching out to your mom tribe, especially when you feel you're the only one...
I had a two hour drive ahead of me.  A part of me wanted to speed home. But the other part didn't want the drive to end. At one point I began to lie to myself that everything was...
It's the little moments. Sometimes I grant a request to bake brownies on a Tuesday afternoon in an already messy kitchen. Sometimes I'll play a few rounds of Uno or Guess Who, even though I'm not really in the mood. Often I'll...
I Love a Good Plan I'm definitely a practical mom. I'm the "we need a plan and schedule" type of mom. If we have a fun day or a big outing planned, I have thought through the naps, the snacks,...
We all know motherhood changes us in a big way, and sometimes it can feel lonely. Unfortunately, that means we aren’t always the greatest about maintaining our relationships with our non-mom friends. So to all my non-mom friends: I’m sorry. To...
To the brave mom I encountered in the grocery store: I'm still thinking about what happened, even though several weeks have passed. I wish that I had said or done something--ANYTHING--while I had the chance. You see, I was shopping alongside...
Worry. The monster bared its teeth now and again as I grew up. The claws came out when I got married. And it finally reared its head when I had children. One day in the early months of pregnancy, I sat...
On March 21, the social media world will be flooded with pictures of feet in crazy socks. Who doesn't love a good pair of crazy socks? March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. The date of 3/21 was chosen because...
I hate being pregnant. I get hospitalization, four types of medication, nausea-level sick. I’m exhausted, hormonal, and sore. Pregnancy just isn’t my cup of tea. But this time, when it was over, I was crushed. The idea of the...
I developed the mom guilt bug a few weeks after my daughter was born. It was time for me to get back into working. I had a subscription box I needed to get out, designs that needed to be...

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