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Tag: wellness

Battling Decision Fatigue

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I remember recently sitting at a restaurant one evening and staring at the menu, feeling foggy and unsure of what to order. I smiled...

Postpartum Preeclampsia Was Something I Didn’t Plan For

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I had my first child in 2017. I was weeks away from turning 35, so I technically didn’t fall into the Advanced Maternal Age...

Recognizing My Energy Patterns In Motherhood

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It is difficult to think of a subject more prevalent in a mother’s life than sleep or lack thereof. Today, there are hundreds of...

How Sleep Training Made Me a Better Mother

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Disclaimer: All content and information in this blog are for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult your physician for medical advice.  If you had...

Add “Visit the Dermatologist” to Your Skin Care Routine

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My husband was diagnosed with his first bout of skin cancer at the age of 26. An annoying facial scab kept resurfacing, and he...

How Long do I Get to Call Myself Postpartum

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It occurs to me one morning, as I groggily watch coffee drip, that I still consider myself postpartum. It is part of my identity...

I Don’t Want to Adult Anymore

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Adulting, zero out of five stars, do not recommend. I've decided at the ripe age of 38 that I tried this adulting thing, it's...

I Wish It Were As Simple As Breastmilk vs. Formula

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I wish it were as simple as breastmilk vs. formula, but for me and my babies, it is anything but. I've always known I wanted...

Simply Put, I Love You

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I love you. Why is the world so stingy with these three little words? They don’t cost a thing. And yet, they may be...

It’s (Maybe Not) All My Fault: OCD in Motherhood

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I was working on a project when my phone rang. I looked down and gasped. It was my daughter's teacher. Without even picking up,...

The Instagram Ad that Made Me Want to Scream

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One evening, I waited for pasta water to boil while my kids wrestled loudly on the couch. I scrolled on my phone to drown...

Twice-Exceptional: Raising a Gifted and Neurodivergent Child

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Savannah's chocolate-colored, twinkling eyes looked up at me. She asked, "Mommy, what is the moon made of?" Her voice didn't sound like a two-year-old;...

Be the Sunshine: Coping with Dreary Days

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I would like to think of myself as usually a glass “half full” kind of individual. But going on seemingly ten days straight without...

Aging in the Information Age

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I recently went to my OB/GYN, and we chatted. I should tell you that I want to be best friends with her, but I...