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Late Onset Postpartum Depression: A Year Later

June 5, 2019

I had to dig for this photo wayyyy back in the sent photos section of our group chat. I didn’t save it in my phone, but I distinctly remember the moment I sent it. It was this week last year. In four years I had moved five times (total), endured two cross country (and subsequent financial implosion), journeyed through the court process of an adoption, suffered through two difficult pregnancies and newborns and nursing in two years. My hormones fluctuated…

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33 Lessons I Learned By 33

June 1, 2019

I don’t have any problem with aging. In fact, I look forward to it! My twenties were such a fast paced whirlwind of events. Life changed for me every five minutes it seemed like. I always landed on my feet, but the rug was certainly pulled out from under them more than a few times. My thirties have been a meandering journey into greater self-assurance, stability, and introspection.…

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Mental Health Stigma And Staying On My Medication

May 30, 2019

This post was sponsored by Walgreens, all opinions are mine. By now, surely all of you know that I’m on daily medication for mood disorders. Namely, generalized anxiety disorder (primary) and major depressive episodes (secondary). After many years of struggling and resisting the idea of being on medication, I saw a doctor and began treatment when I was 25. This was a life changing moment for me, as the foggy lens I had been seeing the world through completely cleared.…

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The Six Elements Of A Perfect Cheese Board

May 29, 2019

This post is sponsored by Cracker Barrel Cheese. All opinions are mine. If I learned anything while living in Napa, it’s that a good cheese board is a necessity to any and all gatherings. Charcuterie boards are so perfect for having guests over and are appropriate for everything from football games to fancier celebrations. To be honest, I am more of a “snacker”, so even as a family, we have cheese boards for dinner more often than I care to…

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Best Swimsuits For Curvy Women

May 26, 2019

Ladies! I’m getting a lost of requests for the best swimsuits for curvy women. This post is for you. I’ve been posting a lot of swimwear lately (and there is still more to come). I will update this post all throughout swimsuit season, so don’t worry if you don’t see something you like, yet. I’m “plus size”, on the tall side, and busty. I also have kind of a long torso. Finding a good suit is always a challenge! I…

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Why Micro Habits Create Long Term Success And Three You Should Add To Your Family’s Routine

May 22, 2019

This post was sponsored by Nature’s Way, all opinions are mine. Why is it that we know exactly what habits are best for us and exactly what we should do to create health and wealth, yet it’s so difficult for us to get going? It’s even more difficult to stay consistent (for me anyway). As it turns out, I am someone who finds it very difficult to create habits. It has always been very hard for me. As in, I…

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Finding Unique Ways To Bond With Your Children While Being Productive

May 14, 2019

This post was sponsored by Cascade. All opinions are mine. As a busy mom of three, there is not much that stresses me out more than trying to find time for each kid. I am so scattered and overwhelmed most of the time, I can’t even keep my head on straight. I am in awe of moms with more than three kids. That said, with three kids and little time, I have to be creative with getting them to hang…

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Minivan or SUV? What We Chose And How We Are Prepping It For Summer Road Trips

May 2, 2019

This post was sponsored by Jiffy Lube. All opinions and stories are my own. Listen, if you want to divide moms all over the world, ask them if they are team Minivan or SUV. I have never seen such strong opinions until we were in the process of trading in last month! I asked on my Instagram stories for everyone’s thoughts and…well… people have feelings. Strong… feelings. Minivan haters HATE minivans, you guys. Personally, I don’t think parents who don’t…

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