Stretch marks are scars that map someone's history and showcase the challenges they've faced. As they're caused by rapid growth and weight gain, they're common among mothers and those who have gained and lost weight. While some people can embrace...
We're a few weeks into the new year. A new decade in fact. For some, it’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A moment to start (or re-start) again. I love that feeling of a new year or a...
  We are always looking for that great deal, the blowout sale, or the win of a negotiation. It's definitely a thrill. I don't know about you but I feel like I've won a prize when I score some of...
Trout pout. Shameless. Duckface. Alonie. What do you visualize when you see those words? Does “selfie” come to mind? Me? Well, I’m a certifiable lurker. I see you. Posting those selfies of your beautiful face. Your post-workout dewy flushed...
I spent my 40th birthday on hospital bedrest pregnant with my soon to be born son. Fast forward to today and my bundle of joy is now a lively teenager. The years have gone by, and I will celebrate...
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS How many of us wake up on January 2nd, let’s be honest no one is starting a diet on the 1st, resolute in becoming a "better" version of ourselves. January always brings resolutions for the New Year:...
I've been hearing some people say that in lieu of an actual list of specific resolutions, they have mindset resolutions. I really liked this positive twist on the old practice. I also thought it would be a great thing for...
I don’t know about you, but my Januarys usually just stink. The post-holiday let-down and re-entry struggle after vacation are REAL, as are the slightttttly tight pants, a house full of glitter and laundry to put away, and overwhelming...
Holiday Excitement and Commotion The holidays are buzzing. It feels like we just polished off the last bit of Thanksgiving stuffing from the leftovers plate, and now we are thinking about Christmas lists. All of this excitement and commotion...but how...
As a mom of two small children, I would argue that the holidays are a magical time of year. For me, it always feels like it starts with Halloween. What costumes should we pick for the year? What’s the...

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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....