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Why It’s Hard to Be a Strong Momma (and How to Take Back Your Body)

So you had a baby. GREAT. Good for you. You grew an entire person in your body. Whoop-dee-freaking-doo. NOW MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR BABY. >>Raise your hand if that's what it felt like for you after you gave birth.<< Admittedly I cannot see you, but I feel like there's… Continue reading Why It’s Hard to Be a Strong Momma (and How to Take Back Your Body)

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The Thing About Being a Mom

I don't know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception… Continue reading The Thing About Being a Mom

books, current events, Facebook, friends, Gen X, marriage, motherhood, reading, stay at home mom, suburbs, truth

Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

Listen, I'm just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you've read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven't read the book by… Continue reading Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

children, current events, education, mindful parenting, motherhood, parenting, parenting tips, politics

I am not going to tell you how to vote

I am not going to tell you how to vote, but I am going to tell you that our children are listening. This election will be over soon but our children will hold it in their memories for a long time. Our children can hear what we are saying about the candidates. Things that we say in the privacy of… Continue reading I am not going to tell you how to vote

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I could blame the internet but I won’t

"Why doesn't anybody ever come to my den?" She's five. She has a den. That apparently she's trying to lure others to. That's nothing compared to what my 9 year-old has. Her den is blinged-out and filled with weird stuff and she has parties there all the time. Basically I don't even know what they are… Continue reading I could blame the internet but I won’t