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My Tummy Tuck at 43

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The fact that I had a tummy tuck came as a big surprise to many, most of all myself! After having two C-sections, I felt pretty confident that I could get my early 30s physique back. I work out...
As I inched closer to my due date and people saw my belly grow more and more, I was getting the question same question over and over. “Are you taking time off?” or  “Are you taking a maternity leave?”  When...
It was the end of March 2020 and I knew things weren't going to be changing anytime soon. I definitely wouldn't be going back to my gym, and I knew if I didn't do something, I was going to...
Real talk. These two hospital photos were taken 19 months apart (August 2019 and March 2021). On the left is a brand new mom who ordered that sweet little “God knew my heart needed you” blanket as soon as she found...

The Mom with PTSD

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On Thursday, September 22, 2016 a little boy asked his mom to quit smoking for his 5th birthday. And she did. But what very few people know is two days before, the mom was diagnosed with PTSD. Even fewer...
Grounding is a word that most of us have heard of, but what does it actually mean? The best way to explain it is that when we are not grounded, we might be anxious, preoccupied, or disconnected from ourselves. Grounding is...
“Go easy on yourself. You’re doing great. This is just really hard.”  I’ve seen this quote, author unknown, all over the internet lately-- on Instagram stories, Pinterest posters, and Etsy t-shirts. The “this” the quote refers to is left open to...
Coping with the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida as a Mom I can hardly believe we are here again, another crisis. We are now in the midst of a post-Ida recovery that has displaced our entire South Louisiana community. We are still...
There is no question that the world is quite a chaotic place right now. On top of the everyday stressors of being a parent, working hard, etc. we have a pandemic thrown into the mix. It is easy to...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Breastfeeding During a Pandemic We’ve always known that breastfeeding is the best way to help your baby get a healthy start. Breastmilk provides new babies with the necessary nutrients they need to...
I'm 39 now, but many moons ago, I was one of those people who was abnormally excited to turn 30. I’d thought, like many people, that my twenties would be a decade of adventures with the love of my life,...

The Friend With Anxiety

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I'm Your Girl Want to go out on a random Wednesday? Call me. Themed party? I am there. I love going out, even if it means just coming to your house to have some wine, talk, and laugh for hours....

It’s Going to be Fun

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A while ago, a friend confided that he and his wife were thinking about having kids, and asked me what parenting was like. “It’s pretty much everything you expect it to be, except ten times worse,” I joked in my...
For my birthday, a friend gifted me with a copy of Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way, and I recently sat down and opened it. The next day, I’d devoured it. I realized I desperately wanted (and needed)...