5 Ways Beach Days Change After Kids

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Beach Days Sure Have Changed After Having Kids

Gone are the days of relaxing by the water with a good book… or solid buzz.  From chasing kids to sandy juice boxes, pretty much everything except the ocean itself, has changed.  And while I definitely love beach days with my fish-disguised as a human- daughter, I do find myself pining away at some young… childfree… woman, clearly enjoying her “quiet…

Awkwardly Awaiting My Mom Tribe

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Mom Tribe at its Best!

There I was, standing in the sand, anxiously looking at my feet as I fumbled over the words “ So you want to get together sometime? To hangout?” No, this wasn’t a horrible, reoccurring nightmare about the awkwardness of highschool… though it might as well have been. This was me, a normally confident and outgoing 29 year old woman, trying…

Motherhood: The Moments Always Turn…

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In My Glory As a Mama

About a year ago, some of my friends saw me at one of my lowest mommy moments ever. I mean legit tears, apologizing and probably indiscernible murmurings. I know how I looked: tired, pitiful, and crazed. It was a day after traveling thousands of miles to a friend’s wedding by plane then 4 hours in a car, all of us…

Being Thankful for My Parenting Problems

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This one’s a doozey. No one wants to talk about it, but I feel almost… compelled to write… to release it. I fear writing this will only open fresh wounds for mothers and fathers mourning and healing. I fear I am being selfish by bringing it up, stepping out of line and bragging on my good fortune. You see, in…

I Don’t Wear Makeup… But I Want My Daughter To

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My daughter is beautiful. I mean absolutely, naturally beautiful. And I’m not just saying it as her Mama. She has a great skin complexion, curtesy of her mixed race genes, long, soft, curly hair and eyes that some would say “smize.” She is one of those girls that thankfully will probably never need to wear makeup… but that doesn’t mean…

Potty Train Success: 3 Months, 1 Million Cookies and Painted Nails

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After 2 weeks diaper and accident free at “school” I can officially sigh a breath of relief and say… we are potty trained!  Well I’ve had a grasp of it for some time now… but Kennedy gets it now too! And for all the parents out there going through this or about to go through this, do you want to…

Judgments Be Damned… 10 REAL Things Every Mama Thinks But Shouldn’t Say Out Loud!

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Prepare yourself people, we’re speaking the truth.  As I’m sure you’ve heard, parenting is AMAZING… but also a bit bat shit crazy.  There are moments of beauty followed DIRECTLY by moments that make me go, “ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?”  Aside for having to tame my wild beast of a child every day, I also have to deal with work, maintain my…

Skype Call to Poison Control

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The other day I laughed at how crazy life is.  Here I am in one stage of parenting, while my other friends were at various stages of theirs- from first steps to actually giving birth at that very moment.  Life is indeed crazy. What I didn’t know was that just 2 days later, life would show just HOW crazy it can…

My Little Girl’s Gentle Soul: Nature vs Nurture

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To say that my daughter surprises and inspires me daily is an understatement.  The obvious humor Kennedy possesses is nothing compared to the gentle soul that frequently expresses empathy for others.  I have seen my 2 year old care more for other human beings than some grown folk.  By 1 years old she was rubbing the backs of older children…

Resolutions Don’t Have To Be Cliche: Improvements in 2015

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So we’ve all heard it year after year, “New Year, New Me!”  While there always seems to be people who snicker at the concept of resolutions, I personally don’t see a problem with it.  In my opinion, a bold starting date, such as the 1st of the year, seems like a great jump off point to get your goals and…