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The struggle is real. Nine months of growing, growing, growing, and a million changes inside and outside of your body. Then your precious baby arrives and your post-partum path begins. My son is nine weeks old. He is an amazing...
Dear Vianca, Guess who??? That’s right it’s me, your brain. I know you’ve got a lot going on, running your household, homeschooling, and being a small business owner, but please accept this letter as my formal resignation. I’m done. I’ve had enough. I’m...
Editor's Note :: This post is a raw and vulnerable look into the honest thoughts of one local mom as she navigates life and motherhood during a global pandemic. We recognize that your thoughts may look different than her...
Self-care is a lovely concept. Taking the time to care solely for yourself? Sounds sublime. Indulgent. And imaginary- that is, for really tired, busy moms. Moms do it all. Life-giver, personal assistant, provider, chef, cleaning lady, shopper, dresser, toy locater, hygiene supervisor,...
I have been relatively the same size from high school until about a year ago. Eating somewhat healthy and exercising regularly have been a lifestyle for me. Like most people, I would fluctuate when I indulged too much. However,...
Five years ago, my mom, my sister, and I sat at my dad’s bedside in a chilly ICU room in Little Rock, Arkansas. We were seven hours from home -- seven hours from friends and family, seven hours from...
You're Only As Young as You Feel Sometimes I forget that I'm a big ole unapologetic cradle robber and my husband is six years my junior. I grew up seeing old people act old, so I adopted that philosophy early...
If you have always been independently minded, how do you establish a strong team? Typically, I have been the type to know that I could get things accomplished independently and not have to rely too much on others. Oh,...
In order to know how far I've come, let's go back to where it all began... I was 26 and living a lifestyle many would consider exciting! I was personally trying to figure out who I really was and searching...
For six months, from March to September, I worked from home as a virtual teacher supporting distance learners. In my former life as a busy in-person elementary teacher, I averaged 13,000 steps per day just running around campus. Now...

Fear the Fever

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Fear the Fever Could being a parent be any more stressful this year? In-person schooling vs hybrid learning vs virtual learning. That decision alone can cause any normal person to have anxiety. Whatever your decision Mommas, it’s a great one....
How many times must I sit here, hiding my eyes and my body from others in the waiting room? Why must I look down, stare at my hands, my phone, anything but the dreaded pamphlets or woman all around...
Years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, a few years later, she passed from the resubmission of cancer that caused a serious amount of concerns. After her passing, I remembered her telling me that my health...
During these unpredictable times, I would like to know what in your life has remained predictable? If the answer is absolutely nothing, I totally get it. I’ve been hearing various stories from mothers of all walks of life, and...