Motherhood

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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

shitty parenting advice

Motherhood

Motherhood, Wellness

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

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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

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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?

a young girls reads an inspiring school bulletin board

Curious Living, Motherhood

Motherhood, Wellness

parenting in a pandemic

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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

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When I close my eyes at night, and my mind begins whirling with worry. ⁣⁣When the questions of my worth become highlighted in the darkness. ⁣⁣When the fear of not figuring out the next chapter stares down at me as I try to sleep. ⁣⁣With deep breathes, on repeat, until sleep comes, I remind myself. […]

A Mantra for Mothers who left the WorkForce

a bird's eye view of a women kneeling on the living room floor writing in a journal on the coffee table

Motherhood

Curious Living, Motherhood

are_family_photos_worth_the_hassle

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Let me tell you a little tale of how this day really went.⁣ 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝟒-𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫-𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐲 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 “𝐆𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫.” ⁣ ⁣⁣Photographers love to suggest the “golden hour” for the magical light you see in these photos. In parenting circles, this time is known as the witching hour.⁣ Family photos […]

Are Family Photos Worth The Hassle?

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Do you travel with your kids? Mine destroyed private property on our recent Whistler getaway. That was a fun end to the trip! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Let me back up a minute. Matt sweetly suggested we take his mom to Whistler to celebrate her birthday. I had also been saying I wanted to do a Whistler trip, so […]

Travelling with Kids, The Nightmare Version

a mother with three small children sit on a large swing on a farm

Motherhood, Travel

Motherhood, Wellness

self acceptance inspired by a tiny fashionista

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Since she was a tiny little thing⁣⁣, my Maddie Mae has been a fashionista.⁣⁣⁣She’s always had a knack for putting together outfits in wonderfully unique ways and then strutting around confidently in her choices. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Recently, on a pink tutu, glitter-riffic, floral bomber kind of day, her self-doubt made it feel impossible to get out of […]

Self-Acceptance Inspired by a Tiny Fashionista

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That is my first grey hair. Is that a milestone? Should I send it to my mom for a special place in my baby book? ⁣⁣⁣⁣I think no, but it does symbolize the beginning of a fascinating new chapter.⁣⁣You see, I’ve been over here having my” Eat, Pray, Love” moment, except mine was more cry, […]

Is Oversharing the New Mid-Life Crisis?

Is it a mid-life crisis or mid-life awakening?

Curious Living, Motherhood, Wellness

Motherhood, Relationships

photograph of a beautiful girl smiling at the camera surrounded by vintage clock faces

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⁣⁣Strong women have always complicated my life. Lesley Lambert and I struggled endlessly for control of our girl group when we were 12. My sister and I continue our power struggles to this day. I tormented my junior high best friend, Kelly, because she felt like competition. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Kelly Fraser was beautiful inside and out. She […]

Tale of a Reformed Mean Girl