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Ode to October

Ode to October

The excitement at dusting off decades old decorations. The plethora of local festivals and fun-filled events. The promise of a wide-open pumpkin patch. The slimy feeling of pumpkin guts. The salty roastedness of pumpkin seeds. The daily dilemma to cave to my craving for pumpkin spice lattes. The thrill of busy soccer weekends. The friendly […]

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That Time I Cried in Target

That Time I Cried In Target

Before becoming a mother, I couldn’t quite understand why most women struggled with accepting their postpartum bodies. It baffled me the amounts of pressure placed on women to “snap back” after giving birth. My thoughts were, “You just carried around a watermelon for nine months. Who cares?” But now that I am a mother, I […]

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What should a toddler eat?

What Should A Toddler Eat?

Gosh, I never imagined how challenging it would be to figure out what a toddler should eat. In theory, they should eat like any other person; a nice balance of fruit, vegetables, protein, etc. But man, it’s actually quite a struggle!  When babies are little, it’s so simple. It’s either breast milk or formula (or […]

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When Life Hits; How These Experiences Have Changed Me

When Life Hits; How These Experiences Have Changed Me

In my early twenties, people would continually ask me “how are you always so positive?” I would frequently hear comments like “you’re always so happy and energetic…I want whatever medicine you’re on!” During the years that I was constantly identified as a bubbly, positive, optimistic, “energizer bunny” individual, I remember a co-worker saying to me […]

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