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St. Louis

Mandi Tuhro

Mandi is originally from a small town and moved to Saint Louis in 2015 for a new job and new love. She has lived in a few areas of Saint Louis including the Central West End/De Baliviere and Lindenwood Park areas but has found a place to call home in Webster Groves. She has been married to her husband Seth since 2017 and they had their first son, Walter in March 2020. She is being inducted into the “two under two” club in January 2022! Mandi works full time as a Nurse Practitioner. When she is not working, you can find her park hopping and trying to wrangle her son, brainstorming freezer meal ideas, mourning the loss of “The Office” from Netflix, or at Katie’s Pizza and Pasta in Rock Hill. Mandi is passionate about making Motherhood feel less lonely and encouraging community through vulnerability.

Motherhood: I Just Don’t Feel Like Myself Anymore

“I don’t know. I just don’t feel like myself anymore,” I was standing in my kitchen saying these words to my husband, my closest confidant, the love of my life, the one who knows me...
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My Experience Using a Birth Doula

Have you considered using a birth doula? If you are considering it or are just curious, keep reading to learn more about my experience using one.  When I got pregnant with my first child, I...
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My Wit’s End and Other Places I’ve Never Been

  Have you ever been at your wit’s end? Maybe, maybe not ...     "Mama, where are you going?" I remember asking 300 times a day when I was a kid. "Crazy! You want to come?" was always...
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Are You Overly Accessible?

        When was the last time you thought to yourself, “Man, I just want to go live in a cabin in the woods away from everyone”? If you’re anything like me, it’s a recurrent daily...
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Life is Hard: Are You Okay?

Make a point to check in with yourself regularly: are you okay?     As we approach the halfway point of this year, I share with you how I am "checking in" with myself and suggest you...
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Martyrhood or Motherhood

Have you considered trading in martyrhood for motherhood?     At least the kids are happy.    Maybe the single greatest lie I told myself as a way to justify how far on the back burner I had put...
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A Tribute to Family Pets

Do you have any family pets?     What are there more of: windows in New York City or Dads who claim “We are never getting another dog” and then end up being the dog’s biggest fan?...
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Expectations in Motherhood

Who exactly sets the expectations in motherhood?   “What did we expect?” I huff to myself as my husband loads my almost two-year-old into the car after being at the park for about an hour. He’s screaming...

Preparation to Nourish Your Postpartum Mind, Body, and Spirit

Preparation is key to alleviate stress postpartum.   Bringing home a newborn baby can be intimidating, to say the least. I am thankful to live in the age of the internet with a wealth of information...
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My History of Eating Disorders Impacted My Pregnancies

I didn’t realize how my struggles with an eating disorder and disordered eating would impact my pregnancies. It took a long time before I realized that not everyone knows the calorie count of a...