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What to listen to during #quarantine!


Today in our #quarantineroutine series, my favorite radio chick @KELONAIR is spilling the beans about doing her radio show at home with a toddler. (I can call her a chick because she’s my friend and a bad ass lady. 😊) Kelly and I are soul sisters in this social distancing world because we both need to get into full-on, HD, “gonna be in a movie” makeup every morning to actually have a productive day. I…

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Your Mental Health and COVID-19


FRIENDS! I’M WRITING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS BLOG! A few days ago, I talked with Dr. Matt Iwaniec, a psychologist at AHN, who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. I’ve listened to some podcasts about CBT and was super interested in learning some tangible strategies to help deal with negative thinking and anxiety. Dr. Matt was super awesome and shared his techniques to help improve your mood, lessen your anxiety…

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Pee on the Bugs!


We are in the throes of potty training and by “throes” I mean Henry has no interest. He is now two and a half and I’m noticing that other kids his age at the playground and in gymnastics class are not in diapers. We did get him a Paw Patrol toilet seat and he likes to sit on it then throw toilet paper in and flush it. But the actual act of going the bathroom…

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Birthday Boy!


My husband is not the same person I married. For one, I did not know he was so good at demo-ing houses. He never told me he knew how to build stud walls. Nor did he share that he could hang drywall… And mud and tape it. He knows how to wire a house for electrical. And he built me a brand new kitchen. Oh…and he’s also passing all this good stuff on to our…

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The Dating-Like Ritual of Finding #MomFriends


Finding #MomFriends is so hard! My sister has to be my #MomFriend because we’re related and our mother would yell at her if she wasn’t. But finding your tribe of Momma friends isn’t easy. I kinda think it’s like dating and we’re all on a Tinder playground swiping left and right as our kids play. Henry is almost two and a half. He wants to play with other kids, and I want him to play…

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The First Year You SURVIVE, The Second You THRIVE!


Oh, what a difference a year makes! Our sweet boy, Henry, just turned 2 and it was a SWEET birthday indeed. No longer are we the sleep-deprived parents who feel like a shell of their former selves. No longer am I a nursing Momma with a baby attached at the boob. No longer is Henry a 2-a-day napper, but just a good, solid napper from 1 to 3 pm. On his first birthday, I felt…

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When it’s GOOD ENOUGH!


Trying to be perfect is exhausting and, honestly, if you achieved perfection…you would be annoying and not someone I’d want to hang out with. HA! My current motto is “That’s GOOD ENOUGH!” What I mean by that is some days I’m feeling great. I’m well rested, Henry is a happy little peanut and I’m able to take him to the library, playground, water park and do the laundry with ease. But other days…and there are…

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One of THOSE Moms


I joke with my friends that I’m gonna be one of those National Geographic moms who breastfeeds their kid forever. Henry is almost 14 months and still nursing exclusively. (He also eats like a grown man and would’ve eaten his entire birthday cake if we let him!) There was a moment when I thought I should wean him because I didn’t want other people to think I was weird. Can I just tell you…I’M SO…

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New Year, Better Us


I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions but I am going to try something this year. For 2018, we’re going to set an “intention” for our family. And this intention is going to be a guide post for how we live our life this year. I’ve been feeling an energy in my soul over the last few months and it’s saying “have no fear.” Do not let fear rule your life, make your decisions, influence…

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We Survived The 1st Year!


Our sweet baby Henry is now 1. I can’t believe it…it was the fastest year of my life! I’m not the greatest mom in the history of the world, but I’ve learned a few gems that I now live by and want to share. Henry has eaten his fair share of dirt, leaves, rocks and yucky stuff at the playground…and he is fine! We don’t let him make a meal of it, but it’s impossible…

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