Author Archive | Alicia

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Raising A Child In A World Full of Tragedy

From the horrific shooting that took place in Las Vegas to the hurricane that ravaged Puerto Rico & many islands to the terrorist attacks in the UK and everything in between, I feel like I am living in a constant state of dread, sadness, confusion, and fear.  I feel dread because I don’t know what is coming next. When […]

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The Comparison Trap

I sat in a room full of beautiful women listening to them talk about how hard it is to get on social media. They were working moms and kept seeing posts from stay at home moms playing in the park and doing crafts with their kids all day. And then comparison started to creep in… […]

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Motherhood is Messy

I’m at my wit’s end. It’s Sunday night at 9pm and it’s the first time I have sat down today (minus church). The only reason I am sitting is because I have work to do for my paying job. I am exhausted. Besides the fact that I have done so much, I have so much left […]

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I Want To Be A Dad When I Grow Up

I am blessed with an amazing husband, who is a wonderful, hands-on father to our son. So this isn’t a knock on him but no matter how much help he is, there are just some things that dads get away with that moms can’t (see below). And so, for that reason, I want to be […]

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This Is Thirty

I love birthdays. It is a time to celebrate the past year and the upcoming year. I think of it as a reset – an opportunity to hit the refresh button on what you want out of life for the next year or so.  So when I turned 30 last July, there were a few […]

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Dear Mom,

I’ve realized there is a lot I didn’t know. First of all, I didn’t know how hard it is to be a mom. I didn’t know how exhausting it is to chase after a toddler or wake up all night with a breastfeeding baby. I didn’t know I could worry so much about someone so small. […]

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Not Everyone Gets A Trophy

“We will begin working on delayed gratification in a few weeks”, my 3 year old’s teacher told me. I laughed our loud thinking she actually needs to teach more than just my 3 year old delayed gratification. We live in a world where we get what we want, when we want and now kids are […]

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