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In the Trenches, Part 1: Listing a house. With kids.

Oh, you have kids? And you want to sell your house? STOP IMMEDIATELY, and ask yourself the following: Have you been drinking? Are you taking mind-altering drugs of any kind? HAVE YOU COMPLETELY LOST YOUR MIND?! Are you sure? LIKE REALLY, REALLY SURE? Because selling your house is TEN SHADES OF CRAZY, and I’m just getting started. […]

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Cups to Saucers: That Thing You Need To Do NOW.

  BOOBS. TATAS. BREASTS. We mamas have such a love/hate relationship with them, don’t we? They change size. They make food. They get us LOTS of attention. And if you’re like me, you get pictures taken of them regularly. No, not in the Girls Gone Wild way (calm down, Dad). I’m talking about regular breast exams. Because breast […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Diastasis Recti and How I Fixed It

I have a confession to make: I was totally unprepared for this motherhood gig. I’m not talking about Moby wraps or Nose Friedas. I’m getting even more personal, mamas.  I’m talking about the war that raged between my pre-pregnancy and postpartum bodies. It was hardcore, and to be quite honest, it made me feel like crap for […]

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10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Homeschooling

You’re thinking about homeschooling, aren’t you? Don’t be shy. I see you looking. Whether you’re new to homeschooling, toying with the idea of homeschooling, or seeking to support a homeschooling family, you’re undoubtedly curious. I’ll let you in on a secret: there’s a huge learning curve associated with homeschooling, and it’s not what you’re thinking. It […]

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Those Post-Vasectomy Blues

Today, I woke up CONVINCED that I was pregnant. I had a dream about it that was incredibly vivid. I got that fluttery, excited feeling like I did with my other 4 pregnancies. I scrambled to find a pregnancy test. I got nervous about how we’d handle another baby. It was overwhelming until I remembered one thing…. My […]

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This holiday, we are enough

Growing up, my family was the center of all holidays. No matter how far we strayed during the year, we always came home for the holidays. After I got married, my husband and I kept that tradition. Our respective families were the focus of our holidays. At first, it was easy. Spending a holiday without them just felt […]

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Why Cancer Patients Need a Good Bra {and it’s not what you think!}

CANCER. It’s a complete sucker punch. And when it happens to someone we love, IT. SUCKS. We’re desperate to help, but feel helpless. I’ve had cancer. I’ve supported both of my parents through it. My strategy? BE A BRA. Lift up. Provide support. Give comfort. Cancer is a roller coaster of emotions. Some days feel calm. Others feel […]

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Check Your Neck: The Skinny on Thyroid Cancer

When folks learn I’ve had thyroid cancer, they always ask “how’d you know?” Truth is, I didn’t have a clue. I was 33. I felt great. Nothing hurt. Nothing seemed odd. MY THYROID LEVELS WERE NORMAL. I didn’t realize that women around my age are the ones who should be checking for this type of cancer (we’re […]

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