Mom bods. We all see things in our bodies that are forever changed because of our children. I have stretch marks, a c-section scar, and a few extra pounds that I have accepted will stay with me forever. A few...
Depression. Anxiety. PTSD. Eating Disorder. Suicide. I am a survivor, and I am here to share my story with you. It is a dark and lonely place to be when you are an imperfect mom who has mental health...
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I See You

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There was recently a trend going around on social media: Post a picture of yourself when you were at your lowest and nobody knew. I started thinking about what picture would accurately portray that time in my life, as there...
Find a great water bottle. Buy a few and keep one in your car at all times. The long-term benefits of hydration are scientifically sound whereas the rest of my advice comes only from my own taxing experience. I...
New moms need encouragement now more than ever. Besides the expected emotional changes and physical healing from birth, new moms are also learning to parent their newborn during a global pandemic. It is common in our society to hear...
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Best Mom Hacks in 2020

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The mom tribe is strong, and we use one another to share tips and tricks. We’ve had a lifetime to perfect our everyday mom hacks, but 2020 has thrown us some extra challenges. I asked other moms what tricks...
After wearing glasses for over 25 years I decided to get Lasik eye surgery last year. Here is a bit about my decision to ditch my glasses and how I am doing a year later.I first got...
Babes + Babies :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Babes + Babies Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, Broadlawns, and Primrose Schools. We can’t make...

Mom’s Time to Smile

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Mom, how many times have you put yourself on the back burner? You want or need something, but you don’t get it because you always put the kids or your spouse first. Old-fashioned mom guilt prevents many of us...
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Is This a Midlife Crisis?

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Is it possible to be thirty years old and be going through a midlife crisis? Is it normal to still not know "what I want to be when I grow up?" Will I always feel like I'm "just a mom?" Here's how...

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Life With Braces

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You walk out of the orthodontist’s office excited. Braces are on! You did it. Now what? Coming home after getting your braces on can...