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How We Discuss Our Bodies MATTERS — Kids Are Always Listening

It’s feeling like spring today. Seventy-nine degrees, zero clouds, light breeze. YES, please! I currently sit in my back yard wearing short shorts and a bikini top. Seriously. I am. Give me all the rays.  First. A little background. Currently I’m in the midst of what seems like a never ending weight loss journey. Three years ago […]

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How I Make Time to Read (Almost Every Day)

I love reading. Growing up, I read anything I could get my hands on—even the back of the cereal box, if nothing else was available. That trend has continued into my adult life too. But since becoming a mom, finding time to read has been more of a challenge. I suspect it’s the same for […]

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On Baby Sleep, Sanity, and Selfishness

On Baby Sleep, Sanity, and Selfishness

Dear New Mama, You just read the 2016 AAP safe sleep guidelines that encourage parents to roomshare with baby for “ideally” one year. Understandably, this causes conflicted thoughts and emotions—because you want your room back. Hear this—even if you are a “by the book” rule follower like me. Please hear this . . . You are not selfish if you decide to have your […]

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The Life Changing Magic of Self-Care

Self-Care. These two little hyphenated words changed my life in the most beautiful way. I’m sure I’d skimmed an article in the past about self-care, maybe I’d even heard people around me discuss it, but it never really meant anything to me until I hit that point where heart raising, dish smashing (ok this was […]

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