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Holiday self-care doesn’t look like you think it does.    It’s almost cringe-worthy at this point to tell a mom to “practice self-care.” But we really need to redefine what self-care even means. Bubble baths? Don’t even start. Advocating for my...
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Diabetes, I Hate You

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Six years ago, our world changed by a simple finger prick.   While we knew cold and flu season had been particularly brutal for us, what we didn't know was that a string of (what seemed like) disparate symptoms would change...
With the end of the year chaos on its way, thinking about self-care can just add to the overwhelm. It has become so cliché that it is almost ignored. Let’s be honest, do you ever really prioritize your self-care?...
In honor of World Prematurity Day, this post was co-written by NICU mamas Tricia Koebel, Candice Meyer & Steph Hampton.   Each baby who enters the world has their own story. NICU babies add quite a bit more adventure to that...
Balancing magic and mental health during the holidays is key.   Welp, the kids have long since returned to school. I don’t know about other mommas, but once the school year hits, I find myself entering into “fall” mode. And then...
  I was two months shy of wrapping up my first year of being a new mom. A much-awaited blessing my son was! I mean, I could have had a full-on band escorting me around those first ten months, and...
Do you have water beads in your home?   Water beads— they looked so cool on social media. Now I cringe every time I see someone show them on Instagram.  I now hate them, and you should, too.     Earlier this year, I...
  Breast Cancer.   Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Chances are, you know and love someone who has been affected by breast cancer. When it comes to breast cancer survival,...
We could all use some tips for getting our kids to take their medicine!     Fall is here, and with fall usually comes an uptick of flu and cold viruses. Unfortunately, kids like to share germs, and it can be inevitable,...
Nothing ushers in mom guilt like a fresh season of activities.      Apple orchards. Pumpkin patches. Sunflower fields. Corn mazes. So many fall family activities taking over your social media. Hope you invested in matching plaid and pumpkin spice for the...

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Mom’s Guide to Hotels with Indoor Pools

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Is winter weighing heavy? Feeling a little stir crazy? Excited for spring break but need to get away before then? Pack up the kids...