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When maternity leave has to end, can I find peace?

The day has come for my last maternity leave to end. The desire to stay home with our children has always been a fleeting thought, as I was ready to make more strides in my career. This time, however, the pull to stay home…

The little moments, the little successes, are worth celebrating

Today I am celebrating! Not because it’s Labor Day, though it is definitely something to celebrate. Today I celebrate because of the little success that is this weekend. My hubby and I booked this weekend at our campground well in advance, just like several…

Why the difference between a mom and a dad is so crucial

One weekend morning, like many before, I found myself becoming frustrated with the seemingly nonchalant behavior of my husband. Frustrated because of the lack of awareness and support for getting our day started. I compared how him and I were different in my head,…

The woes of traveling alone with children

Traveling with children . . . Well, I’d say it’s much like the saying, “Can’t live with ’em; can’t live without ’em”. Traveling when you have children is something, we, as parents want to do. We want to share our love of travel, family,…

Giving our daughters more

The question at hand: Do I love my mom bod? And the truth: No. No, I do not. And even more of the truth, I’ve never loved my body. Even as a 5’5″ tall, 120 pound physically fit teenager, I cringed and found more…

Parenting through the fear

There is no other fear like the fear a parent experiences when their child is in danger. In fact, this fear is driven so deep into a parent’s being that it leads to nightmares, daytime visions, and anxieties that push us to do things…

When writing gets hard – and other matters of life

Writing . . . I love it. But writing doesn’t always come easily. I tend to be humerus in all life matters, including my writing. So when it comes to the hard stuff, I find myself becoming a recluse from all I love. And…

Nap Time? Me Time!

The coveted nap time! Moms, dads, caregivers, you know what I mean! Nap time is golden! I LOVE my children, but nap time is MY time. My time to recuperate from the morning, and get myself ready for the afternoon and evening. It is…

Recognizing Dad

This Father’s Day I’d like to put extra focus on Dads and all they truly do for their families. Fatherhood is joyful, rewarding, and all around amazing! Fatherhood is also tough, exhausting, and overlooked. Yes, I said overlooked! Perhaps even diminished, ignored, lost, or…

A Pregnancy Rollercoaster

In recent years pregnancy challenges have come to the forefront of social media, making it easier for women to share their stories. It has also made it harder though, because of the fear of having an emotion others may not find acceptable. Pregnancy stories,…