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Alcohol Awareness Month: What are you running to?

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, which causes me to take a not-so-fond journey down memory lane. It’s likely that I’m the only writer for this blog to have been through an “intervention.” Not as a participant, but as the focus of one. I’ve been sober for two years and while the detour my life […]

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Postpartum Insomnia

The Cruel Irony of Postpartum Insomnia

Postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis; the childbirth classes introduced me to all of those terms and then I expanded my knowledge when I started attending a postpartum support group. But not once did anyone warn me of this one: Postpartum insomnia. That’s probably because it’s no secret that all new parents lose […]

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CDPHE pregnancy-related depression and anxiety

You Are Not Alone :: Pregnancy-Related Depression & Anxiety is Real

We are so thankful to our sponsors at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for providing information on pregnancy-related depression and anxiety to compose this post. The Denver Metro Moms Blog Contributor that wrote this piece has been kept anonymous. Pregnancy-related depression and anxiety is still something that’s widely misunderstood. I remember being shocked […]

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I’m still breastfeeding my toddler… There, I said it.

The secrets out…I’m still breastfeeding my toddler. You might be rolling your eyes, automatically logging me into to the categories of crunchy, hippy, or helicopter parent, I mean, I probably would have 5-years-ago, too. Let me start by saying that I didn’t know I’d still be nursing, and if you’d told me before I had a […]

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Kid-Friendly Smoothie Recipes

Kid-Approved Smoothie Recipes

My two-year-old can barely pronounce her name, but when I ask what she wants for breakfast, she enthusiastically shouts “Smoooooothie!” Smoothies are crowd-pleasing breakfasts and snacks around here, especially as the weather heats up. Don’t tell anyone, but I have actually have found several ways to make them healthy while still being kid-approved. I picked […]

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