I remember looking at my oldest within the hours and days after she was born and thinking, "I never want anyone to hurt this sweet little girl's feelings." Was this a weird, random, emotional thought of a hormonal new mom?...
What is a Comfort circle? I have my own definition of what this means for me. To me, it means pushing myself to explore other social and professional relationships. This summer I opened my own business. This venture into...
DON’T STAN MY APPEARANCE Don’t stalk my body image. Boundaries are cool. Things that are off boundaries? Body shaming and judging appearances. Don’t judge a fellow mom friend for what she wears or how much she weighs. This says...
I came to an interesting realization recently. My best friend is a better mom than I am. I’m not saying she loves her children more—but I am saying she has more patience and better parenting techniques than I do. Here’s...
I recently was asked if it was hard to meet other moms because I worked. Friendships as a working mom, short answer- yes. Long answer- it's complicated. We both moved into the neighborhood from other areas, but her hunch...
When you live in the sunshine state, you can count on three things: Amazing weather, weird news stories, and lots of northern visitors. Over time, I have figured out a few things about successful hosting – things that leave...
Diary Of A Moms ONLY Weekend Getaway The last time I went on “vacation” I was kid-free, eating a burrito in my car in the Taco Bell parking lot listening to an audiobook. I was actually thinking “this right here,...
OK, so I'm not really sure how many moms out there can identify with my story, but I'm going to tell it anyway. I am a misfit Mom. This sounds self-deprecating... and in a way it is. I am...
There are many ways to be a good friend and just as many ways to be a bad friend. When a friend’s marriage is in turmoil it may be your instinct to stand back. After all, bad marriages are like...
I’ve said it a million times, and I’m sure you have as well: “We’re just living in ‘survival mode’ right now”…  It can be painful, it can be taxing, and it can feel never-ending; particularly during those years full of...

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Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can't possibly be a manual for motherhood....