Motherhood

You Can be a Mother & a Person, Too

This blog post is full of questions. I encourage you to get a pen and journal your way through them. You can’t see your thoughts clearly if they aren’t on paper in front of you. There’s a lot going on up there! My purpose in asking these hard questions is to wake you up a […]

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28 Weeks and Reflecting Inward

This Saturday marks the end of my 28th week of my 2nd pregnancy. It’s been over 6 months since I’ve written a blog. Needless to say, life has been different lately in so many ways. We all know the challenges and craziness 2020 has brought to our lives and throwing a pregnancy on top of […]

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Motivation to Get Moving

Whatever form of exercise you choose – moving your body is one of the most important practices you can do for your well-being and for your happiness. Daily movement reaps not only physical benefits – but mental benefits too. If you’re like me, the days you do get to move your body – those feel-good […]

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Modern Housekeeping Planning 101

If you’re popping over from the previous post about Housekeeping & the Modern Mother then welcome! If not – go check it out here. Modern motherhood is hard enough. Throw in modern housekeeping on top of everything else and cue the rising cortisol and crashing energy levels…where’s my coffee again? As much as I hate […]

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Housekeeping & the Modern Mother

Housekeeping is a chore. Actually, it’s 5 million chores piled up into one teeny little word. There’s no avoiding it, ignoring it or neglecting it. Well, at least not for very long. The responsibilities of modern mothers are slightly different than the responsibilities of generations before us. Regardless, housekeeping has always been a topic of […]

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My Ideal Morning

If you’ve landed here because you love to be nosy about what other people do in the morning – you and me both, girl! I get so much inspiration for my own routines when I hear what works so well for others – especially mothers who are living with similar responsibilities. You may have landed […]

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New Year, Same me?

It’s that time of year again. Maybe you love it or maybe you hate it, but either way it’s here! When the calendar turns, we don’t exactly shift magically into new human beings for the new year, no matter how much sometimes we wish we could. While waving a magic wand and becoming the best […]

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Resentment is the thief of joy

“Resentment is the thief of joy.” You’ve probably heard that quote using the word “comparison”, not resentment. This morning as I sat fireside by a beautifully lit Christmas tree, I felt a sense of frustration instead of peace. I felt like I was supposed to feel something different in this moment. I’m incredibly grateful for […]

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Present for Thanksgiving

I’m not sure how many years I’ve blazed through a Holiday without even looking up. Especially since having kids, it’s way easier to focus on the hard stuff. Traveling with babies is hard, being on vacation with babies is hard and then transitioning back to normal life after the vacation is hard. And forget trying […]

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Auto-Immune & Thirty

My 30th birthday was pretty perfect. I was excited for this new chapter and starting to see the daylight again in my postpartum/new motherhood slump. It actually took a few more years to come out of that – but I was on my way nonetheless. My husband and friends surprised me, not my favorite past-time, […]

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The Well Mom Club

I’ve been on this motherhood path almost 4 years now. It’s pretty curvy. There have been a lot of hills to climb. Even a few mountains. I’ve been stuck in the valleys for days, weeks, and a few months in the beginning. No matter how hard I try to keep going or rise above, the […]

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So Long 2019, Hindsight’s 2020

I sit here tonight, in my PJs at 9:30 PM on New Years Eve, Chris Tomlin playing in my ear and the occasional pop of fireworks from outside breaking though. I have zero desire to be anywhere else. I thought about going somewhere, celebrating with friends or family, but then I decided that celebrating quietly […]

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