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How to Be There for Someone Going Through a Thing

Hi, friends. I’m here to talk about something that no one likes, and that is when you have a friend going through something hard, but especially and specifically when it is a thing you yourself have never experienced directly. Because that’s where things get tricky. You want to be there for them, but you have literally […]

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Honor Your Grief, Honor Their Growth: Navigating the heartache of your kids getting older

A friend of mine recently mourned out loud on Instagram about Summer coming to an end and her daughter getting ready to start Kindergarten in a few weeks. Her sadness was palpable as she asked, “Mamas, how do you let them go?” Ah yes, one of the hard corners of motherhood where we must cross […]

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Dare! Take A Date Night!

As a relatively new mom (I’m only 18-months into this and still learning a lot), I have wondered how other parents had achieved this infamous “date night” I’d kept hearing about. The only time we’ve had a night out was if our amazing friends or family offered themselves up for the taking, or it was […]

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A Social Media Pro’s Tips on Keeping Kids Safe Online

I am a mom of five kids ranging in age from 3 to 17. I am a foster mom, a homeschooling mom, a stay-at-home mom, a work from home mom, a mommy blogger. Lots of mom titles. It makes me tired just thinking about all of my mom duties sometimes. And we’re ALL busy! I […]

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On Being Unremarkable

A few months back we went to our daughter’s preschool for parent-teacher conferences. As most parents do, we walked in her classroom with the knowledge that our daughter was NOT, in fact, on any sort of normal trajectory, because we knew for sure that she was spectacular. The smartest kid who ever lived! Seriously, look […]

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Action Plan to a Better Me

When I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize myself these days. I look dull, shabby, tired. Maybe it’s being spit up on daily by an 8-month-old, non-napping, not interested in solids, teething baby, but I feel like I need a change. I’m in a rut and I need to get back to the me […]

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Reflecting on my Last Thirty Years… Mom Edition

Last month something monumental happened in my life… I turned 30. This is something I had been dreading basically since I turned 21 a decade ago. Wasn’t I just turning 25 and celebrating a quarter of a century? Cue all of the balloons/tears/wine. For whatever reason, as a woman, 30 seems to be the “big […]

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A Real Mother’s Day Gift: Honesty & Support

We are so thankful to our sponsors at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for providing this post on pregnancy-related depression and anxiety.Congratulations to all the new mamas out there celebrating your first Mother’s Day—or your first with your newest kiddo! As you celebrate Mother’s Day, consider having an honest discussion with that […]

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