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SEVENTEEN & PREGNANT: A Letter to My 17-Year-Old Self

Dear 17-year-old Brittney, As your friends prepare for graduation parties and their first days of college, you will be holding your swollen belly, feeling your baby girl kick and contemplating if you have what it takes to be a mom. You will feel uncomfortable in the final weeks before graduation because you can hear the […]

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Sleep, Relax, Delegate, Forget: Preparing for Vacation WITH Kids

Any of you mamas out there headed for vacation sometime this summer? Any brave souls traveling with wee ones? (If you’re planning a vacation WITHOUT kids, well, we don’t blame you. Take some of this fabulous advice.) I, however, leave for vacation in a matter of days, kid in tow. The mile long to-do lists […]

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The Comparison Trap

Their kids are so well behaved… Her husband is so thoughtful ALL THE TIME… Is their house ever dirty?! She is always so happy and positive… Their grass is always greener… We’ve all fallen victim to the comparison trap. Our mind slips into the poisonous thoughts that compare our lives to others and our joy […]

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Loving Them Isn’t Enough.

Ask a grandparent why they love having grandkids so much, and I guarantee you that 9 out of 10 of them will give some version of the following answer: “Oh, it’s so wonderful!  You get to love on them, and play with them, and then kiss them goodbye and send them home.” As much as […]

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