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I Wanted a Girl, and That’s Ok.

We didn't have a boy name or even a cute fetal nickname. From the beginning, I referred to my lower abdomen as Louise. "Say hello to Baby Lou", I would tell my daughter. We would talk about the baby sister she would be meeting soon and in my head, I built up a fantasy of [...]
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Grandmother Doesn’t Always Know Best: Respecting Parenting Choices

Until 1994, parents were encouraged to put their child to sleep on their stomachs. Our foremothers likely gave birth under Twilight Sleep. Growing up, TV was an accessible babysitter. Spanking is still hotly debated today.   Sometimes it can teeter on mommy-shaming the ways I’ve heard, “well, when I had kids” or, “we didn’t do it that […]

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Teaching Children about Disability

We consistently sit in the same pew at church every week. Lately, my toddler has noticed someone else who sits near us every week. He is a young man, in high school, severely disabled and hooked up to several machines that go off and on during Mass. When his machine goes on my daughter’s focus […]

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Small Things with Great Love

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” This is one of my favorite quotes. It’s one I say to myself constantly. Or try to. And more importantly, try to live. We do many grubby, redundant tasks every day in motherhood. We do them for our children, […]

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Being Make-Up Free

When you’re young, make-up is grown up and fun. However, the older you get, make-up becomes less fun and more seemingly mandatory.  According to New Beauty, 80% of women wear make up every single day.  This number bothers me a lot. I stopped regularly wearing make-up years ago. I just found the whole idea unnecessary. […]

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My Go-To Plant Based Meals

What is Plant-Based? Plant Based is a less intimidating way of saying you eat Vegan. All of the following meals contain no animal products. Eat them three meals a day, or once a week. Either way, you’re doing the earth a solid! Breakfast: Upon hearing I was vegan, someone asked me, “what do you eat […]

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One-and-Done? Maybe Reconsider.

Once I read an article stating that the closest relationship any people would have is that of a sibling relationship. I thought about this for awhile and then decided that it made sense despite never experiencing this type of relationship myself. Due to extenuating circumstances, I am an only child. But if your family is […]

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Podcasts for Moms Who Aren’t Just Moms

What do I mean by podcasts that are just for moms? Not only can these podcasts be for anyone, but you specifically will not find any podcasts on this list that are geared towards moms and mom issues. These are for you and your non-mom time. 1. Lore  I’m kind of obsessed with Lore right […]

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