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My Internet Friends

For me, being a mom has meant both rarely being alone and yet often feeling lonely. Much to my surprise, however, I’ve found a lot of support online. I know I’m not the only one looking for it there– but I do think I’m relatively unique in that I’ve found it there! The internet can […]

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5 Ways to Manage Expectations as a Parent

In this day-in-age of Instagram, Facebook and an overwhelming amount of social media and technology, it’s hard not to get swept away in our perceptions of what parenthood should look like. We are constantly bombarded with images of celebrity moms with perfect hair and makeup, such as recent photos of Kate Middleton just hours after […]

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Finding Freedom in Unfollowing

Whether you’re parenting pre-teens who are navigating the Pandora’s box of opinions and ideas on social media, or you’re frustrated with your girlfriend over-posting about her new side gig, you might be surprised by the freedom you’ll feel when you choose to (breathe) unfollow.  Sure you may have 1,000 “friends” on Facebook. The problem is […]

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How This Teacher Mothers

  As a university instructor (college teacher), I have learned that some students fail. They don’t show up to class, or they can’t find a way to stay motivated, or their time management skills are lacking. Sometimes they need a job and their shifts are during my class. There are so many reasons, but every […]

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BLOOM Flagstaff 2018 :: Recap, Photos and Thank You

Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms was sponsored by Shannon Pebley. We could not have made this event fabulous without her support. It’s always a pleasure to plan events alongside professional and gracious hosts.  Event Photography by: Beckie Cochran Photography Photobooth Photography by: Leslie O Photo Title Sponsor :: 2018 Bloom We are [...]
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Paw Patrol is Taking Over My Life!

The Paw Patrol is taking over my family! When my son was younger I tested out a few different shows to see if any of them would spark an interest.  It seems the only one that was a HUGE hit, was, of course, Paw Patrol. Flash forward a year; Paw Patrol is now consuming my […]

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What Mom Wants for Mother’s Day: FREE PRINTABLE

Ah…expectations. We all have them, but don’t often share them. Silent expectations create so many problems in our lives and especially related to big holidays like Mother’s Day. In fact, just last night “silent expectations” led to a fight with my own mom about Mother’s Day 2018.   Here’s the deal: We all have expectations about […]

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