I’m just going to say it: I’ve always had big breasts. I was a full C in high school and every year since they grew. I remember the good ole days when I was naive and gleeful about my...
Gyms are promoted as being great places to work out, get fit, and stay healthy. And of course, they are. Most gyms these days are loaded to the brim with all kinds of exercise equipment. From stair-climbers to free...
A few years ago, while attempting to complete my Masters, I took a psych course called "The Family: A Psychological Perspective." We were suppose to introduce ourselves and I got stuck. I had been in "mama mode," and it...
Here are some handy tips for any and all parents, grandparents, and brave adults to help you survive flying with baby! Our son was born in March 2015; to date, we’ve taken him on four major trips (one involving a three-hour layover), and...
I’d like to preface this post with a disclaimer: I spent the majority of my professional life in the political sphere. I met, and first formed a friendship with, my husband working on political campaigns. Politics have always been...
Parenthood is full of many questions: What is he eating? How is it dinner time already? We are how late? What’s that smell? While some questions make us laugh and others make us cry, there is one serious question...
When I was younger, I remember regularly asking my mom what her favorite age for me was. And her reply was always, I enjoyed you as a baby, but I love the age you are now.” As I sit here today,...
When we welcomed our first child into the world, it was unlike anything else I'd ever experienced. The very minute I met my baby, my chest filled up with so much love I thought I might explode because I...
I recently boarded a plane headed to my first national conference since having my two children. Exhausted, I comfortably sank into my seat, glanced across the aisle and watched as two adorable, well-meaning parents worked feverishly to calm the...
No matter if it’s your first baby, or fourth, taking care of a new baby is difficult. Exhaustion, mom guilt, older siblings, and daily responsibilities tend to monopolize a new mom’s attention, putting her postpartum care on the back...
Somehow it has been a year since I did what once seemed one of the most impossible items on my Bucket List... I ran the New York City Marathon and became a Marathon Mama. While I wrote down some...
Did you participate in Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A a couple of weeks ago?! Our family did! The place was a jungle! The line was almost out the door to order, and there was almost no one in there...
This post was sponsored by Hypoxi, however all observations and opinions are my own. I recently had the opportunity to try out HYPOXI, a low impact exercise method to help burn stubborn fat. This was my first time experiencing this unique form...
In honor of The National Day of Unplugging, I agreed to go off the grid for a full 48 hours! No email, Internet, Facebook, text messages, Instagram, Pinterest, phone calls, mindless website browsing, or Google Maps. Being more present is...
It seems like food has always had a negative effect on my body. From a young age I remember telling my parents that hot dogs gave me headaches.  My family chalked it up to me being dramatic. That is...
During a midnight nursing session I lazily scrolled Facebook until I saw a post that caught my eye. “Pray for Vegas” was all it said, but I knew right away it was bad, a feared tragedy. A few more...
Bring up the word homeschool and you’ll get two completely different responses: one gets it and other doesn’t. One says encouraging words and other might recommend you not do it. I’ve been wanting to homeschool my children for a few years...

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With the Holidays behind us, the new year brings a perfect time for a change in behaviors that may not be serving me or my happiness. This year, it means taking a long hard look at my spending habits...
If you spend any time watching Lifetime's Countdown To Christmas, you'd get the impression that the Holiday season is about families filled with peace and love gathered around golden turkeys cooked to perfection. But of course we know that's...

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  It's November and you know what that means? Thankfulness I've seen so many posts on Facebook or other social media platforms about 30 day challenges to speak, write or say what you are thankful for everyday in the month of November....
 I was laying on the table anxiously awaiting the doctor to reveal the gender of our baby. “Girl, congratulations!” Tears of happiness streamed down my face! On the ride home I had already begun fantasizing about tutus and dance...
She needs a hat!” I can still remember the woman last October who yelled at my husband and me as we walked past her with our baby. Our daughter was 7 months old at the time and we were taking...
I follow a mom on Instagram who recently lost her young baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It was a complete and total tragedy, but one that plagues the mind with endless questions of whether or not it could...
Sometimes being a bad person, can feel so right. I recently published a blog about the 15 ways motherhood has made me a better person, but let’s be honest – motherhood doesn’t only bring out the best in us...
As a parent in Arizona, we are facing some interesting times right now. Schools shutting down, teachers walking out, families faced with tough decisions in their daily life. I’m very thankful this doesn’t affect my day-to-day living but for...

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Play ball! Spring Training is around the corner in Arizona and these Valley restaurants are serving home-run deals to celebrate! Streets of New York -...

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