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Selfishness Serves Family | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Selfishness: how it serves my family and makes me a stronger woman

I have a post-it note on my refrigerator right now that says “Stop Apologizing.” I wrote it pre-baby and have carried this reminder in some format much of my adult life. I was the girl who apologized when someone ran into me and the one that prefaced everything I said in hopes of preventing someone’s […]

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Thank You | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Thank You Notes From a Mom

November is my favorite month for many reasons: my daughter’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and it’s finally socially acceptable to begin playing Christmas music. Of course, November is also the month for giving thanks and being grateful, which is why I’ve created this list of mom thank you notes, modeled after Jimmy Fallon’s hilarious thank you note […]

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The 5 Stages of Sleep Deprivation

My daughter is 3 and she still doesn’t sleep well. This is a present tense struggle, but we have come a long way. Sleep deprivation, to some degree, can’t be avoided when you have a baby. Recently I thought about how the different levels of sleep deprivation have affected my life. Immediately, the 5 stages of grief came to […]

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Entering a Season of Rest

It’s been a tough year…or two or three. My definition of rest has changed, especially since having a child. I have fond pre-motherhood memories of actually taking a nap on the couch to get some rest. I used to spend my weekends resting after a long week at the office by lounging around in my […]

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How I Will Teach My Daughter To Combat Bullying

  October was National Bullying Prevention Month. Started in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign that raises awareness and helps educate communities about how to handle bullying and ways to prevent it. Even though October is over, I want to keep the conversation going because bullying is […]

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Give Peace a Chance

I’ve never really been a fan of “themes.” You’d never guess it, since I’ve thrown some pretty epic theme parties in my days (read: “Tour de Franzia”). But it’s true–I don’t like “theme-decorated” rooms or “theme-dinners” or “theme-weeks” at school or work. In fact, it’s pretty difficult for me to settle on just one “theme” […]

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Picture Me Here

I hate getting my picture taken. I never think I look cute enough or thin enough or put-together enough.  Even though I am a nostalgic person by nature, I tend to avoid the picture capturing lens.  Before I had my son, nearly every picture in my phone was of my cat.  No shame here.  Cat […]

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Behind Every Good Mom is a Man Who Does the Dishes

Behind Every Good Mom is a Man Who Does the Dishes

There is nothing I hate more than waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes. It sets the tone for the whole day and it’s almost as if the dishes are mocking me when I come down the stairs and see them sitting there waiting to be cleaned. “Oh you need a knife to […]

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