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Finding Myself Again in Motherhood

As I sit typing, I have a cold cup of coffee to my left, play-doh that’s drying out to my right, and every other toy you can imagine in front of me. I managed to get a quick shower in while the littlest one napped, but didn’t have the energy to do my hair or […]

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The Lie of Life Work Balance as a Mom

Early on in motherhood I was made to believe that if I did things a specific way, my life would go smoothly. I just had to find the right “trick” or routine. Society tells moms if we try hard enough, we can have balance between our motherhood responsibilities, work, and self-care. Supposedly it is all […]

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The Empty Cup

Tonight, I was short with my boys. My mind is in a thousand places thinking about the neverending to-do list. I think that made the little irritating things they did multiply to something that drove me up the wall. My patience tank was empty, running on fumes, the indicator light had been on for quite […]

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Confessions of a Cookie Mom

“Hi, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” is a phrase I will hear a million times from February until the end of March. If you are the parent of a Girl Scout you know what I mean when I say the two month cookie season seems like it lasts at least twice […]

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7 Simple Ways to Practice Self Love

It’s February and it’s officially the month of L-O-V-E! Since having kids, I will admit my focus has shifted during this month to be all about the kids. And let’s be honest, celebrating holidays DOES become so much more fun when you’re seeing things through the eyes of a child! However, as the long and […]

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Can We Talk About Mom Guilt?

Can we please have a conversation about #MomGuilt? Because in my experience, Mom Guilt is not a small thing. It’s a WHOLE THING! Just last week I had a friend ask me to please pray for her because she wasn’t able to watch her older daughter perform a solo in her dance competition due to […]

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