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The Common Self-Care Advice You Should Ignore

I’ve been doing some self-care research lately. I’m always curious what other people consider to be self-care so I’ve been looking at pinterest boards, reading blogs, looking at the websites […]

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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Every Day

This didn’t prevent me from eventually martyring myself on the altar of motherhood, however. I still found myself depleted, struggling, and unhappy. I had completely lost track of myself. I [...]

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Self-Care and the Solo Mama

A little less than a year ago, my husband did a somewhat unusual thing for a man over 30. He joined the Air Force. At the time, I had no […]

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In Pursuit of What Matters

There’s a fairly well known story about a professor and a jar of rocks and a lesson about our personal values, but I only recently heard about it when I […]

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5 Simple Steps to Become a Jedi Yogi Mama

Not too long ago, I was eating dinner with my daughter. We do picnic style, a blanket spread out on the floor. We don’t have a dining room table, which […]

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How My Habits Will Save My Life

I had a whole other blog planned for this week, but my heart isn’t feeling it. My husband left on Monday for the beginning of his service in the Air […]

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5 Steps to Turn the “Impossible” into “I’m Possible”

There’s no such thing as “impossible.” Think about the word itself, Doris: “I’m possible.” The quote is from a movie called “My Name is Doris.” Apparently, [...]

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Catch and Release

Flowers Milly picked for me after I picked her up from the babysitters~ This morning I got into a fight with my 3 year old daughter. In a few days, […]

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The Parent Trap

Parenthood is a bit of a catch-22. This is especially true if you decide to have a 2nd or a 3rd child. The thought is, “the first one wasn’t so […]

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Not So True Stories

Whenever Milly is being particularly 3 years old, I have a familiar story running through my head: “Why does my child hate me? Why does she love everyone more than […]

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