The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability, divisive politics, and racial unrest...
I feel hungover and it isn’t from too many margaritas. In March 2020, we were on our way home from the Wisconsin Dells and passed a pickup full of toilet paper and water. Things were getting real. The following months were...
Last week was National Single Parent's Day. I saw several posts and tweets on social media so I started thinking about this day that is set aside to celebrate parents raising their kids solo. While I'm all for a day that gives...
In light of recent events, I've been hearing a lot about earthquakes. I learned that geologists have a difficult time predicting the frequency and intensity of aftershocks -- sometimes for years to come. Seriously, that description felt exactly like my...
As moms we may feel like we are constantly pouring from an empty cup. We are stretched thin and sometimes feel as though we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. It's easy for self care to get...
  Whether you’ve been a mom for 1 week or 1,000 weeks, you already know this: You have superpowers. Oh, you might trick the people around you with your minivan-driving, yoga pants-wearing, soccer mom persona. But, underneath that alias lies a true...
As I sit typing, I have a cold cup of coffee to my left, play-doh that's drying out to my right, and every other toy you can imagine in front of me. I managed to get a quick shower...
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...
Someone close to me had her first baby a few weeks after I had my third (under 3). It occurred to me that at one point in my mama journey I would have thought: she does not know how...
This is a story of how I became a Mom. Well, when two people love each other... Haha, just kidding. I hope you didn’t come here for that story. But, I hope you will stay for a beautiful ode to...

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
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