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A few months ago, I came across the quote, ” The opposite of depression is vitality.” ⁣⁣It resonated deeply for me because I had been working so hard to rediscover my zest for life. ⁣⁣Flash forward to this COVID world, and I can feel my vitality slipping away and my inner critic fighting to retake […]

Momma’s Lost Her Groove

moms mental health

Motherhood, Wellness

Ladies To Know

Girl in the Wild Kim McMullen

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Kim’s story of healing and entrepreneurship has inspired me countless times. If you love epic adventures and doing good, you won’t want to miss this! Kim is the founder of Girl in the Wild, a not-for-profit that provides 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 life-changing, confidence-building camps for teen girls in wild spaces. If you took a peek into Kim’s […]

Feature: Kim McMullen/ Girl In the Wild

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“London had eyes of the bluest skies as if they thought of the rain,” said her mother, Jade. She had a fighting spirit, a huge beaming smile and a laugh that made everyone else giggle.⁣⁣Jade Brittany is the momma of four beautiful babes. Her third child London was born a micro-preemie at 23 weeks; she […]

Feature: Jade Brittany

Jade Brittany Featured on the In-Between

Ladies To Know

Motherhood, Wellness

Christine Coughlin

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Last month, Christine called her husband (who was away for work) and couldn’t stop crying. Through tears, she said, “This isn’t working for me or our kids.” The “this” she was referring to is her stay-at-home-mom life—the life she’s been living for the last eight years. “Every bit of me wanted to be a mother, […]

The Women We Know: Feature

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Okay, momma’s one day until Halloween. Does anyone else feel the annoying itch to provide epic holiday treats for every damn holiday? I do, 100%. Another of those pre-motherhood fantasies that I’ve learned are not realistic. This year I managed to talk myself off the cookie baking/decorating until mid-night ledge. Old Christine would have done […]

The Pantry Item Every “Make It Epic Momma” Needs

halloween baking with kids

Lifestyle, Motherhood

Motherhood

shitty parenting advice

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Look how sweetly the big two are interacting. ⁣⁣What this photo doesn’t show is the majority of the time, these two are hell-bent on destroying each other, physically and mentally. ⁣⁣The week leading up to Halloween is always chaotic. There are so many parties, so many expectations, costumes to organize and treats to prepare. Matt […]

Shitty Parenting Advice

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We were several weeks deep in trading illnesses back and forth between the five of us. My skin was burning and itching with a severe flare-up of psoriasis. We’d just been blindsided with unexpected health news, and the next steps felt unclear. ⁣⁣The thought came that may be slipping under the bathwater would be easier […]

Why I Started Blogging

a mother and an 8 year old girl hold the hands of a little girl and swing her into the air.

Motherhood, Wellness

Curious Living, Motherhood

a young girls reads an inspiring school bulletin board

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I have a secret. Not a well-kept secret but something I usually keep to myself. I’m a PTA mom, and it’s something I dreamt of becoming long before I had kids.   I once told an ex-boyfriend that I couldn’t make a sexy video with him because it might ruin my chance to be PTA […]

Are All PTA Moms Jerks?

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The day the pandemic was announced, I sat in my dining room, flooded with shame. ⁣⁣My first thoughts were how I would survive with my three kids and no escape to recharge.⁣⁣How had I become the type of mother when faced with a global pandemic that panicked about spending large amounts of time with her […]

Pandemic Parenting

parenting in a pandemic

Motherhood, Wellness

Relationships

Interview with Brianne Riches by Christine Coughlin

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Want to see something weird? ⁣⁣Put me in a room full of cool girls and strong women. Things will get strange quickly. It will definitely get sweaty, and I’ll either start talking gibberish or not at all. ⁣ The Cool Girl Run-In I recently ran into Brianne Jell, “The Cool Girl,” from my high school. […]

Interview with a High-School “Cool Girl”