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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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How to Grow Your Own Self-Care

I’ve always loved having houseplants. Since I spend more time indoors than outdoors (something I’m working to shift as much as I can), bringing some of the outdoors in is […]

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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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Date Night is Great, but it’s Not a Substitute for Self-Care

Date night is not a substitute for personal self-care. There, I said it. I know I’m going to get a lot of “but’s” for this one, but I adamantly believe […]

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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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How to Overcome the Motherhood Martyrdom Syndrome

When I was in high school and college, I was plagued by particularly vicious migraines. Migraines are matrilineal, so my mom had awful and frequent migraines when I was growing […]

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There’s No “Me” in Maternity Leave

The first time I was pregnant, I joked that I wasn’t taking maternity leave when the baby arrived, but instead going on “baby vacation.” I knew that labor and delivery […]

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Ditch the “Busy Mom” Syndrome

Picture this scene: A woman with messy hair and no make-up, picking up toys off of the floor. In the next moment, she has one hand on her phone, checking […]

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