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{SPONSORED} Questioning the Choice to Have Plastic Surgery?

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A Local Mom Shares How Her Mommy Makeover Changed Her Life As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I spend my days working with people who are looking to feel more comfortable in their bodies—and just as every person...

Breastfeeding Tips, Hacks and Products {Guest Post}

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Ahhh breastfeeding, the most beautiful and natural thing a mother can do, right? This is one of those things about motherhood I was not at all properly warned about, despite watching every video my...

Technology Addiction and Your Teenager {Guest Post}

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Technology addiction can be a real problem that parents may need to deal with at some point. We live in an era when every teenager owns a smartphone. Technology has evolved so much that...
postpartum healing pads

How to Make Postpartum Healing ‘Padsicles’ {Guest Post}

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Postpartum healing pads or “padsicles” will be your best friend during your postpartum healing process. These pads help soothe your perineal area after the delivery of your baby. Keep in mind, you do not need...

Victim Shaming is Real.

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People wonder why victims, whether it being domestic violence or sexual assault, don't come forward when the incident occurs. Well, let me tell you: There are a million reasons! Each victim has their own...
clean home hacks

3 Easy Clean Home Hacks for Busy Moms {Guest Post}

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Keeping a clean home is HARD, whether you’re single and living in a small apartment, or you’re the mom of five energetic children and living in a big house. Although motherhood certainly has its...
dad divorce

I Want a Dad Divorce: How My Dad’s Mental Illness is Creating My Own

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I suffer from daily anxieties contributing to what I believe to be mild depression.  The cause: Worrying about my dad. Not only about him in his own dreary world of depression, but I worry about...
stress

5 Stages of Mom Stress – And How to Cope

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Having a child is like having an extra arm that you have no control over. You think, “Hey! Stop that! I should be able to control you!” Yet there you are completely powerless. People stare...
work

Is Work-from-Home Mom Life Right for You, or Wrong for Your Family?

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Woosh! Our toddler toilet seat whizzed past my head and across the video screen. “No!” I hissed as my one-year- old fussed. I pivoted back to the computer and smiled at my boss. Working from home...
alone

Hey There Shy Mom, Introverted Mom, Loner Mom… You’re Not Alone

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Hey there loner mom, shy mom, and introverted mom. I see you. I am like you. I am the one who has an hour-long conversation with myself debating whether to go to an event or not. I am...
homeschooling

Homeschooling Is Child Abuse : One Proposal to “Tighten Up” Rules

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I have sat back and watched this entire tragedy happen right before my very eyes and haven't had the nerve to speak up about it... until now. As a parent, you and I have every...
travel

Top 10 Travel Must-Haves For Air Travel, Baby Style! {Guest Post}

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Five years ago almost to the day, I found out that we were having a little boy. As it happens with “soon to be” parents, we were met with a barrage of well-meaning (but...