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A staycation for mama

A Staycation For Mama

At the beginning of 2019 I felt exhausted, overworked and burnt out. Of course, I enjoyed being a stay-at-home-mom, but being with my children all day, every day was wearing me out. When you add in the fact that my son, who was nine-months-old at the time, rarely slept through the night, it had been […]

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Own your Truth in 2020

Standing in the Light: How to Own Your Truth in 2020

Lose weight. Save money. Travel more. As my friends pledged their New Year’s resolutions, I contemplated my own. A recent binge of the TV show Scandal brought me to an interesting quote by its lead character, Olivia Pope: “Moments like this give every woman an opportunity to decide what kind of person she wants to […]

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pre-teen years

So You’re Parenting a Teen?

I’m Not Sure How To Handle This New Teen Stage Parenting is a journey. It’s a series of ages and stages of our child’s growth and development. Just when we think we have everything under control, a new stage hits and we’re scrambling for answers. If you find yourself feeling unsettled or unsure of things, […]

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Helping New Mom

Visiting A New Mom After Baby

How To Be The Most Helpful To A New Mom  This is what I wish I had known when visiting friends and relatives after they just had their little nugget. It wasn’t until I was a new mom with twins and even my third little one that I realized I never knew how to tell […]

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pumping guide

Survival Guide: Pumping at Work

Despite supportive workplaces, laws keeping pumping moms out of bathrooms, and the most work-friendly accessories available, returning to work as a new mom can be a struggle for new moms navigating “the pump.” Pumping at work can mean three to five breaks a day lasting 10-30 minutes depending on both your and your baby’s needs. […]

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breastfeeding help

Unconventional Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and kudos to you for deciding to breastfeed! Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, but it can be a wise choice. Benefits of Breastfeeding Breastfed infants have reduced incidence or severity of: Lower respiratory infections Ear infections Gastroenteritis Necrotizing enterocolitis SIDS Allergy and eczema Celiac Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Obesity Diabetes […]

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Fall

6 Ohio Road Trips to Take This Fall

Fall is a beautiful time of year for road trips! I love the scenery of the changing leaves and being out and about when it isn’t uncomfortably hot and humid! Here are 6 fun ideas for fall road trips you can take with your family in Ohio! Ohio Fall Road Trips 1. The Farm at Walnut Creek, Walnut […]

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