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Maternity Jean Blues

  I knew this journey was going to set me apart from other moms and make me feel isolated, but the day I no longer fit into my maternity jeans these thoughts were again confirmed.  That’s right. My maternity jeans were too big and I was sad. A discovery other moms would rejoice at—in fact, […]

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5 Things I Learned From Being a Single Mom

“Did you ever regret being a single mom?” my coworker Teresa asked. She slouched, tired and defeated, wearied by the strain of raising her four children as a single mother. Her question surprised me, and I had to think a while before answering. Because we love our children, mothers usually try to conceal the feelings […]

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10 healthy after school snacks

10 Healthy After School Snacks

If you’re kids are anything like mine…they LOVE snacks. And I’m not going to lie, my daughter started Kindergarten {cue the tears} this year, and when I found out there weren’t any snacks, I may have panicked just a little bit. I could just see my daughter starving from no snacks…but then she didn’t even […]

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