What happens when dreams don’t come true?

When I was pregnant with my first child something hit me and it wasn’t just that I’d probably never fit in a size 4 again or that I was about to create human food with my boobs (still amazes me). It hit me that as soon as the baby was born it would no longer be about...

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Mom Hair

The other day I posted a picture of my feet strapped into a pair of new Target sandals.

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A Thank You to My Second Born

Something special happened for me when you were born dear second child. When you were freshly plucked from my insides like a juicy little strawberry and held into the air for me to see, I exhaled all the worry I’d carried with me before that moment. And from...

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It’s Okay Mama

It’s okay mama. It’s okay that you bought the original goldfish crackers because your toddler wanted them instead of the organic bunny knock off ones that don’t taste as good. Yes there may be some moms out there who will judge you, but it’s okay....

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Seen, Not Heard: Crying Babies, Airplanes, & Tootsie Pops

When my daughter was almost three months old, my husband and I decided to take a trip to Hawaii. Like many new mothers who would travel for the first time with a baby, I was terrified. What if I had the kid that kept everyone from feeling the Aloha? You know the one....

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The Hardest Part

It was a typical end of the week afternoon in my backyard when I realized what I dislike most about being a mom. My single best friend had stopped by for a visit. She was attempting to entertain my kids while I grilled dinner, me cursing myself for not bringing home a...

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