Last Monday, I was on FIRE! I did two loads of laundry, cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner with a smile, handled ALL of my client work by 2 p.m. and had enough time to take my son to the park. I had to give myself a high-five and a pat on the back for handling [...]
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My husband was browsing through his computer yesterday and found this, my written statement for my Master’s program application. I wrote this as I was trying to convince the coordinators why I would be a good fit for the program and what I hoped to get out of it. Three years later I can say, [...]
When I discovered I was pregnant my junior year, my first inclination was to hide the pregnancy. I didn’t want anyone to know I was pregnant, I didn’t want anything to make me stand out on campus and I didn’t want my professors to begin treating me differently. What I wish I had known was [...]
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I’m a pretty simple woman. When my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I said a waffle maker. I saw one at Walmart for $15 and figured, why not? My son loves waffles and the frozen ones taste like cardboard. I was playing around in the kitchen this past weekend and [...]
I’ve got to admit – I’ve been in a bit of a funk that past couple months. I think the weather has a lot to do with it. When it’s gloomy and wet and cold outside, you tend to spend a lot of time indoors, staring at the same four walls all day. It drove [...]
It’s been really rainy here the past few days and my son, who loves nothing more than to be playing outside, has been really grumpy that we’re stuck indoors. “This is boring,” he said to me earlier this morning. “I hate the rain.” Instead of giving in to his mini-tantrum, I tried to instead get [...]
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Last night I had the pleasure of being a guest on HuffPostLive, the live streaming channel of Huffington Post for a discussion about unplanned pregnancy and how it can change the dynamic of a family. I’ve written about my unplanned pregnancies (yes, both of my children were blessed surprises) and was happy to share my [...]
I used to say it every day: “Damn, I’m so tired!” (Who am I kidding? I still say it every day.) Every freakin’ day I’d wake up, stretch a little bit and then fight the urge to lay back on the bed just for FIVE.MORE.MINUTES. I’d search for “fatigue” on WebMD and don’t you know [...]
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I’ve been asked by Jared The Galleria of Jewelry to participate in its “Mom Moments” sweepstakes for the month of April, leading up to Mother’s Day. Each week they will be exploring different stages of motherhood and will give followers the chance to win some beautiful jewelry (including a few pieces selected by yours truly!). [...]
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Welcome to my “new” video series, the Young Mom Summits. Think of these as mini conferences/events, where you can hear from some inspiring people who will give you encouragement on being your best self. I’m working to re-brand this series so people can truly walk away feeling like they’ve learned something and are a better [...]
My daughter attends art classes at my college every Wednesday. I enjoy dropping her off and roaming the campus with my son for an hour and a half while she gets her creativity on. It’s my time in the midst of a crazy week to just be with my son. No client emails. No Facebook. [...]
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This summer will be my sixth wedding anniversary. On June 9, it will have been six years since we stood there and pledged to spend the rest of our lives together. I was 21, he was 26. I remember being absolutely giddy that I would soon be his wife, that we would be a “family” [...]
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I rarely, if ever, get time to myself. By “time to myself,” I mean no kids, no husband, no work to keep me company. Just me and my thoughts. But yesterday, as I drove myself to my OB/GYN for my annual well-woman visit, I turned off the radio and took a deep breath. Because I [...]
A couple weeks ago, I got an email about an amazing opportunity. It was so big that I just closed the email because I wasn’t sure how to respond. And I let the email sit for three weeks before responding. What? Who does that? Me, that’s who. I’ve written before about how I’ve suffered from [...]
When MTV first decided to make a show about teen pregnancy, I applauded. Yes, I know. Call me naive. But that was in 2009. Back when I didn’t know as much as I do now about the media’s reluctance to show teen parents as anything but screw-ups. I tend to think positively about situations so [...]
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