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Naomi Osaka’s “no” was a shock heard ‘round the world. On May 31st, the top-ranked Japanese professional tennis player announced she was officially withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health issues as a concern. Osaka's announcement came one...
Mom Guilt: The Working Mom, Breastfeeding Edition Becoming a mother brings its own sets of challenges. They all bring their own rollercoaster of emotions. One of the biggest difficulties mothers feel is the dreaded Mom Guilt. We all feel it...
Most kids have bullies, and most girls’ bullies are female, but all of my bullies were boys and even though I got into a fistfight with one of the other ones, YOU were the worst. Recently, I saw your name...
“This is my fourth baby. I’ve been here before. Nothing has ever gone terribly wrong. I’m pretty sure I’ve got this.” These were the words I told myself throughout my entire pregnancy, even throughout my labor and delivery. Well,...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our friends at Waxing the City. We are super glad that they shared this information so we don't have the ask the embarrassing questions either.  You’ve Asked, We’ve Answered :: The Most Embarrassing...
Like many of us, I have been working remotely for more than a year now. When the pandemic began, I was seven months pregnant. My daughter was born in June and I “returned” to work in August. So, I...
As a parent, things must get done.  Every day, I think to myself that “There’s not enough time in the day to do anything. Let alone time for myself, Tuh! Yea ok.” I will admit, I’m always tired. I’ll...
One year later and living intentionally as a wife and boy mom has been my mantra for a little over 365 days. Despite the difficulties 2020 brought to the world, it was an opportunity to set intentions without fear....
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by West Jefferson Medical Center. Why women need yearly gynecological exams As all moms know, life changes dramatically after starting a family, especially when it comes to taking care of yourself. Your needs get...
Oh, pregnancy brain. That crazy, foggy sensation where you do silly things for unknown reasons and don’t quite realize what’s wrong until your mistake has already been made.  I’m on my third pregnancy now, and the pregnancy brain just keeps...
It’s time we talk about waiting rooms. Years ago, a friend of mine started blogging about her infertility journey. Kids were far off for me at the time, but I learned so much through her documenting her journey. Something small...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Poole Dermatology.  Why and When Should You Visit a Pediatric Dermatologist? You’ve probably found yourself noticing something on your child’s skin that looks a bit off. Was that there before? Should I be concerned?...
It started with what I thought was a pulled rib muscle and some sort of bug bite. Two totally separate issues that just coincidentally happened at the same time. Then, the “bug bite” spread, and the “pulled muscle” became...
When I was in Elementary School, our entire class went to sleepaway camp as part of the 5th grade curriculum. I have several distinct memories from that experience, but one, in particular, stands out: The camp had a pool, and...