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The Top Eleven Books [That Kept Me Moving Toward the Sunshine]

I am a reader. A nerdy, book-loving, writing-obsessed, former-thesaurus-carrying, wannabe-author.  Except then I became a mom to three precious, demanding, time-consuming little humans and people would say hey, you should read this book and I would basically laugh until I cried. WHEN? I never found a minute or – rather – carved out a minute […]

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The Art of Unleashing

“How was Disney?” I recently asked one of my friends. Any mom who has ever taken her kids to Disney knows this question requires more than just a simple response. I expected a story containing equal parts frustration and happiness to follow, and I wasn’t disappointed. At the end she said, “sorry to unleash on […]

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Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy, Delivery, Postpartum & Motherhood

Growing up, or while trying to conceive, we all have this picture in our mind about how beautiful pregnancy will be, and tend to neglect thinking about the ‘ugly.’  Pregnancy, delivery (be it a vaginal birth or c-section), postpartum, and motherhood aren’t as smooth and picture-perfect as you may think. In some ways I was […]

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Why this Working Mom Feels Guilty…..the Reason May Surprise You

Before I became a mom, I always knew I would continue to work and had no intention of becoming a full-time homemaker. Not that staying at home isn’t an underrated job – it’s probably the most important life skill one can manage. I enjoyed my profession, it gave me a sense of purpose and satisfaction. I […]

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An Hour in the Life of a Burn Boot Camp Rookie

An Hour in the Life of a Burn Boot Camp Rookie

Atlanta Area Moms Blog is partnering with Burn Boot Camp to bring you this post. All opinions are those of the contributor.Two moms walk into a Burn Boot Camp. One exercise every day eats well and has mastered the burpee. She’s confident that she is going to slay this workout, but also that she probably […]

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5 Easy Rainy-Day Activities for Toddlers

5 Easy Rainy-Day Activities for Toddlers

Summertime in Atlanta means afternoon heat, unexpected thunderstorms, and tantrums from my toddler when he hears he can’t go outside right now. Fortunately, we’re prepared–and so are you! Here are 5 activities for toddlers that are easy, require very little prep or clean-up, and free because they use what you already have at home. We’ve […]

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