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Say "YES!" to Self-Care

Say "YES!" to Self-Care

Quit punishing yourself for taking care of yourself. You are incredibly valuable. And things of value do not remain valuable if they do not maintain the care they deserve. You deserve care. Don't deprive yourself of the fuel you need to be the very best woman you want to be. 

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Let's talk about mom fights...

Let's talk about mom fights...

  I shared this on my personal facebook page and thought that I would share it with you all as well. This is something that has been on my heart for quite some time and the other night I finally had a moment to share some thoughts on how I feel about the "Mom Fight Trend." We all have differences, but I think the way we confront each other as moms needs to change! We are all on this parenting journey together and we need each other to help build us up when we are down. We don't need the extra...

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What surprised me most about being a mom...

What surprised me most about being a mom...

I had this vision in my mind of what my life would be like. Single. No kids. Law degree. Then I met a guy, I dated that guy for a short period of time, married that guy after only being together for 6 months, and nine years later we have three kids together + my step son.  When I started hanging around my husband and my step son (my step son was 2 at the time) I think my mind started thinking about how amazing life would be adding some extensions of ourselves to the mix. HA! <3 Well, fast forward...

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7 Things That Made My Life Easier While Pregnant...

7 Things That Made My Life Easier While Pregnant...

Whether you handle pregnancy with absolute grace or you take a ride on the struggle bus all 9 months (hand raised), here are some things that I did/used while pregnant that made it "easier" for me. Hopefully they help you too! ;-)  1) I had morning sickness with all three of my kids. It lasted the first trimester and then abruptly stopped, thank goodness. During those mornings that I felt like death was upon me, I learned a few things that helped me function a little better. 1) Do not put yourself in a position that you have to rush....

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Claim Your Victory, Mama!

Claim Your Victory, Mama!

Victory = achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties. Our view of victory changes the older we get. We start as children proclaiming victory after we have defeated someone in a game, mastered the monkey bars, or learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. We graduate to winning tournaments, competitions, an aced test, passing our driving test... Then we enter the time where a victory could be getting a new car, a new job, graduating college, starting a new business, or buying a house. And then some of us become moms... As a...

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