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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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I Took A Break (And You Should, Too)

September 24, 2018

I took the weekend off. That sounds like a very anticlimactic statement, but the thing is, I haven’t done that (like REALLY done that) since I started this journey as a digital entrepreneur. After three years of pretty much constant connection to my work, I felt a break was necessary. Not just any break, but a delete-all-my-apps and put-my-phone-away-for-three-days break.…

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I’m Sorry For What I Said When It Was California

April 5, 2018

In case you’re new here, I will give a quick intro. Exactly a year ago, my family and I moved to Napa, California from Atlanta, Georgia. Here is the post that talks about why we moved, and here is the post that talks about why we came home after only nine months on the West Coast.…

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10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know As She Grows

January 12, 2018

This conversation is sponsored by Playtex Baby™. When I was growing up, I always wondered if I would have my own daughter someday. I wondered if I would have a little girl to dress up, braid her hair, or take shopping with me. I dreamed about having a mini-me to put in a tutu and take to ballet and have late night talks with. When I found out Charlie was a girl, I internally squealed with excitement. I had my…

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Go Home 2017, You’re Drunk.

December 3, 2017

Everyone has personal challenges and hiccups along their journey, whatever it may be. There will always be an emergency, an unexpected bill, an illness or a sudden change of direction. We aren’t the first people to have a wrench thrown in to our “well thought out” plan and we won’t be the last. Having made that disclaimer, I am very much over the sh** show that was 2017.…

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My Mental Health Journey and When I Decided To Stop Suffering

November 14, 2017

A large part of my DNA and my journey through life revolves around my history of sub-par mental health. It’s taken a few months of courage building to hit post on this one. Nevertheless, I hope at least one person needs this story. My first panic attack was in the fourth grade. I was nine years old. I vividly remember the trigger, then my heart rate starting to rise, then an inability to swallow, then clammy hands and ringing ears.…

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Me, Too. | My Story

October 18, 2017

I am passionate about the rape culture epidemic in our society, so I felt led to bring the conversation to the blog. I will be sharing my story, and subsequently the stories of other anonymous women who have reached out to me. This post took a tremendous amount of courage to write and share. Please note that if you are triggered or affected by stories of sexual abuse, this may not be something you should read. Discretion advised.…

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