Confessions of a Real Mom

Confessions of a Real Mom

As moms, we all have an idea of what the “perfect” mom is like. A few months back there was a YouTube video floating around about different types of perfect moms. There is the PTA Mom, the Parenting Expert Mom, the Crunchy (Health Nut) Mom, and the Hipster Mom. All of the moms are talking, […]

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To My Second Child, With Love

To my Second Child, With Love

Tonight I held my son, Sam (who just turned one), long after he had drifted off to dreamland.  Not because I didn’t have one million other things to do (trust me, my house could use a good picking up and full-out clean).  Tonight, when I gave him his bottle and rocked him to sleep, I […]

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sleep

Who Needs Sleep?!?

Anyone else feel like they will never sleep again?? Between pregnancy insomnia, newborn feedings, crazy busy days, and the months (possibly years) until your baby sleeps through the night, sleeping well can seem like a distant memory. Most of the time exhaustion is my new normal these days, but every once in a while, usually […]

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POSTPARTUM ANXIETY

The Evil Stepsister We Rarely Talk About — Postpartum Anxiety

The below post was submitted by guest contributor, Ashlee Rahmlow.  Thank you, Ashlee, for writing about your experience with Postpartum Anxiety, and, for offering support for so many others.  Please read more about Ashlee at the bottom of this post.   The first time crashed through me like a freight train.  It took my breath […]

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Sending Your Baby Off To School

Sending Your Baby Off To School

I can only begin to imagine how I’ll feel when my girls are old enough to start school. For now, I am flooded with the thoughts of parents around me. After pouring so much of yourself into your child the past four or five years, it is such a transition to think about sending them […]

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A Homeschool Mom's School Bus Envy

A Homeschool Mom’s School Bus Envy

Everyday from August to June, I see it drive by. Envy stirs within me and the longing for peace and quiet hit. Dreams of what life would be like if my kids weren’t with me all day long pass through my mind. I picture a clean house, shopping whenever I wish, and the ability to […]

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