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Media Overload Every election season I get truly overwhelmed at the seemingly constant barrage of political arguments from both social media and mainstream media. Being the fight or flight person that leans very much to flight, around September, I usually...
One of the most notable challenges of the past several months has been the amount of time spent at home with the entire family all day, every day. I feel a little ashamed to admit that. I love my kids,...
Before I crafted a regular morning routine, I found myself feeling like a victim in my own life, reacting to the things and people around me. Throughout the day I would end up quietly seething with resentment on the...
It is time to go back to work from your maternity leave. Does it make you feel anxious? There are a few questions that you need to address. Especially since a lot has happened while you’ve been gone …...
“Are you done, now that you’ve got your girl?” Pregnant with my third baby (first girl), this question offended me. It bothered me. It always left me with a sense of lacking. Putting aside the offensive fact that people...
There's always a new "challenge" It's hard to browse social media these days and not be faced with a "challenge." Maybe it's a Tik-Tok dance, a Snapchat game, YouTube's bottle flip, a Facebook wine challenge, or even NOM's own weekly...
    As my family of five has been cooped up in our house the past few weeks, I’ve started dreaming of all the things I’m going to do when this is over, when we can all go where we want,...
My husband and I had a marriage motto before we ever had kids, and it happened to work well to adapt it for our whole family. Our motto is "Together or not at all." Unity is one of our...
Throughout the first couple weeks of this quarantine, I carried on as if everything was normal, suppressing all of my emotions, burying them deep down while lying to myself, telling myself I was feeling strong and normal. Then, somewhere...
There’s so much negativity and pessimism floating around due to this forced quarantine right now. It’s so hard NOT to be Debbie-Downer or, even, Katty-Karen. We’re inconvenienced, we’re overwhelmed, we’re scared, we’re paranoid, we're turning into a germaphobe, we...
All hair is beautiful, whether it's black, brown, pink long, short, etc. We wear it with pride, we can be bold, create different styles with it, it's a part of us. It is us. The past week we watched as...
Recently, New Orleans’ beloved Steve Gleason was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor a civilian can earn. I was vaguely familiar with his optimism and humility, but it wasn’t until the ceremony that I truly comprehended how...
Thoughtful reflection and journaling are my jam because #thatintrovertlife. Toward the end of each year, I block off an hour to sit at a park or coffee shop to reflect on the year drawing to an end and to...
Hey, little one, you’re a little young to understand, but I will definitely talk more about in the this in the future. You may notice a missing grandparent, she was my mommy so that would make her your grandmother....