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Can It Wait Until Tomorrow?

One evening, as I was approaching an important deadline I thought in order to accomplish it, and not stay up too late, I would work immediately after family dinner. However, things didn’t work out quite that way. I quickly realized I needed to stop and focus on being present with my family in the moment. If […]

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Bloom :: A New and Expectant Moms Event 2018 {RECAP}

Disclosure :: Our annual Bloom Event  was sponsored by Harvey Pediatrics, Willow Creek Women's Hospital and Inspire Med Spa. This event would not have been possible without their generosity and support.  On May 3rd, the Northwest Arkansas Moms Blog team, along with several community members and new and expectant Northwest Arkansas area moms, filled The Ravington for a fun-filled [...]
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When You Became Mama

No matter what your journey to motherhood looked like-the preparation for that first baby is special.  You read book after book even though you know that all babies are different. You google things that your brain tells you not to google. Then, you feel a significant amount of google-regret and unnecessary worry. You purchase and […]

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I’m Not the Mom I Used to Be

The other day I found myself in a rare moment out and about with only one of my kids. I was enjoying an afternoon of shopping without chasing three boys in three different directions. As I returned the shopping cart, I scooped up my sweet two-year-old and pulled him in close. I just stood there […]

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Dear Husband

Dear Husband, I’m sorry for all the times I froze you out of every room in the house…in the middle of the summer. I’m sorry for the times I was mean – especially during labor…I really didn’t mean it when I yelled for you to turn up your hearing aids (because you missed the “sign” […]

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“Quit folding my laundry” and Other Signs of Depression

Postpartum depression. Doctors warn you of it, people pay lip service to it, but for the most part we–especially those who have suffered–don’t talk about our own experiences with it. While depression is not a “taboo” topic, it’s not warm and fuzzy either. Talking about your cute new baby is much more fun. Depression can […]

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Will I Ever Sleep Again?

While pregnant people were often telling me to “get your sleep now”  which I do NOT  understand. It is not like a savings account where you build up extra sleep to use later…(that does sound amazing though). When people said “you will never sleep again” the idea actually made me insanely nervous. How would I […]

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