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We’re In The Thick Of It, Mama

We’re in the thick of, my friend. Together. You & me. We’re there. In the between the really really hard and the really really great. In the middle of tears and chaos. The middle of big hugs & little kisses. The middle of sleepless nights & midnight feedings. The arguments, the punishments, the laughter, the […]

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A Healthier Generation Starts With Us

Thank you to our partners at Produce For Kids for Supporting a healthier generation.Spring is fast approaching here in the Ozarks; there are tiny burgundy buds lacing my maple tree outside, and birds are singing and grasping at foliage for their nests. Spring is a time where we can start to be active, engaged, and […]

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Why Can’t I Relax?

A few months ago, a little yoga studio opened up in downtown Harrison, just a few minutes drive away from my house. I had been searching for something I could go “do” to recharge–as I’ve struggled with prenatal and postpartum mood disorders for four years–and for the first time in my life as a mother, […]

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To the Child Mine Will One Day Marry

Sweet Child, Whoever you are. I thought of you today. Today, amidst puzzle pieces, and fruit snacks, and one hundred fifty lego pieces and in between a thousand laughs, 4 dirty diapers, and a nap time that seemed much too short, you came to mind. I don’t know why, but the thought of you came […]

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For the Last Time

“There’s a last time for everything,” crooned Brad Paisley from my satellite radio. I immediately set an alert for the song, being a fan of both Brad Paisley and intentional, meaningful songwriting. I didn’t realize the first time I heard this song earlier this summer how it would be the perfect soundtrack to this phase […]

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These Kitchen Drawers

One day I’m going to open these drawers in my kitchen and they won’t look like this anymore- overflowing with various forms of feeding contraptions for various ages and stages of child-rearing. When that day comes I’m sure I’ll be equally ecstatic and heartbroken. Right now, at this very moment, these drawers represent what is […]

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I Used To Be Cool

I was recently searching for my car in a Walmart parking lot, praying my Ben & Jerry’s wasn’t melting, when I had a moment. I literally stopped walking and stood still for a moment. A bumper sticker on the back of a mini-van said matter-of-factly:“I Used to Be Cool”. Me too, girl. I wanted to [...]
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It’s a Poopy Situation When Your Child Won’t Poop

I’m referring to the ole’ number two situation. Or what I’d like to call, “the frightened turtle” scenario.  Let me explain friends: As mom’s we deal with poop, turds, fanny fudge, and doodies on a daily basis.  Let’s face it, somebody has to wipe those little bums.  I knew going into motherhood I would have to […]

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Finding the Chaotic Peace

I remember being one of those people before I had kids. A child would act out in a public, whether it be a restaurant, a grocery store or church, I didn’t care: my child was not going to act out like yours. Fast forward 4 years – I am in sweatpants because it’s pretty much […]

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