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She Wears Short Shorts, But Why?

When I ordered my kids soccer clothes, the shorts were exactly the same. They were the same color, same fabric, and same length. Duh, you’re thinking. They all do the same things in soccer. Why would their clothes be different because of their gender? That’s an awesome question because, when you shop at any clothing […]

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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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Take Me Home Country Road

Seven years ago I left Springfield, Illinois a newlywed and moved to the big city of Houston, Texas. Apartment living was tough, the city (and suburbs, for that matter) diverse, and everything was much bigger. It was a completely different lifestyle there, much more fast paced, and left me longing for boring old Springfield. Not […]

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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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You are Not Alone :: #fliptheswitch :: National Infertility Awareness Week

You never know just how much you want something until you’re told you can’t have it.  At the age of 18, I was told I wouldn’t be able to conceive without the help of modern medicine. Before that, I’d had absolutely zero interest in having a child of my own, and was adamant about adopting. […]

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Quiet As a Mouse: The Benefits of an Introverted Mom

When you think of the word introvert, what comes to mind? A person who is shy, quiet, and/or reserved? Technically speaking, Intro comes from Latin intro-, “inward,” and vertere, “turning.” It describes a person who tends to turn inward mentally. So what are the traits of an introverted mom? To me, an introverted mom faces a daily struggle. A solitude […]

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