Thanksgiving reading books

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Recently, I was shopping at my favorite local bookstore for my two little sons’ Christmas presents (yes I started really early) when I noticed a display of Thanksgiving books. This year, I started a new tradition. Each holiday we celebrate in our family, I buy a book about that holiday. Reading plays a big part […]

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5 Thanksgiving Books to Read to Your Child This Holiday

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Back to school and the changing of the seasons is the perfect time for you to spruce up your wardrobe. Just a few pieces can completely transform your wardrobe and give you great outfits that you can mix in and match with your current pieces.

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5 Back to School Outfits for Mama

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Like many moms, I had no idea what to expect after the birth of my first daughter, Hazel. I had read countless blog posts about infant sleep, postpartum diet for milk supply, and proper bottle sanitation. It never occurred to me to prepare myself mentally for what was really in store for me next.  Again, […]

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My Journey with Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety

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I was organizing some old photos on my phone while my 1.5 year old was sitting on my lap. I browsed through every period of my life. I skimmed through my wedding photos, the birth of my son, and scrolled all the way to photos from when my husband and I were dating. I stopped […]

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Why Hindsight is 20/20

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Why can’t he ever just clean up. I’m tired of picking up all these clothes. He never understands my pain. It’s like he doesn’t even acknowledge that I’m pregnant.  Does he even care I’ve been taking care of our son all day without a break? To the man I’ve been married to for three years. […]

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Why I’m Hard to Deal With: An Honest Letter to My Husband During Pregnancy

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It’s 7:14 PM, and I haven’t left the house today. I didn’t leave the house yesterday. This COVID-19 time is strange and surreal—it feels like a dream. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and upset with what life has handed us. The unexpected life. Nobody dreams of having a divorce, a sick child, financial difficulties, health […]

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The Unexpected Life.

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The hours have turned into days; the days have turned into weeks. We’re stuck at home, and sometimes it feels like the life force is sucked out of us. Whether you have teenagers and are trying to figure out how to keep them at home away from friends, kids you are trying to homeschool, or […]

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Creating a Haven During Isolation

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When I scroll through the Mamahood Community on Facebook, I see all kinds of questions about mama’s thinking about being induced. It’s fairly common for women to get induced—the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that 20 to 40 percent of women are induced in order to give birth. Everybody obviously has their […]

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5 Reasons Why I Loved Being Induced

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One of the very best parts about this title of “Mama” is that it envelops us all completely. We spend countless hours feeding and changing, rocking and comforting, playing and teaching, cleaning and creating. All in an attempt to earn those unchecked, gurgling laughs and bright eyed toothless grins from our favorite little humans.  This […]

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Seeking Connection

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“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. “~ May Sarton It all started a few summers ago. We were at our little summer house in Seattle and needed to find some community service opportunities […]

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The Garden Girls

Too tired for Self Care?