Kimberly Peña

Kimberly Peña
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Hello AMB readers! I'm Kim, a working momma married to the love of my life, Marco. We welcomed our joy boy, Thomas, in 2013 who is hearing impaired and full of energy! I am a history teacher by day and blogger by night. I love staying busy and always have about a dozen projects in my head at any given moment. I love spending time with my boys, creating inquiry based learning units, and blogging about cooking, motherhood, marriage, and womanhood here and at www.thehillcountrywoman.com.

The Way I Love My Husband Matters For My Kids

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I am sure we have all noticed the differences in our societal expectations when it comes to parenting. The never-ending list of expectations that women have to be a "good mom," and how it seems...

Dos and Donts for Supporting a Parent with a NICU Stay

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More babies than ever are having stays in the NICU. 77 for every 1,000 live births have some kind of NICU stay. For any parent who has spent time in a NICU you know...

Why I Love The Culture Of Marvel

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Growing up I was never into comic books or superheroes. I was much more interested in reading books (The Babysitter's Club and Nancy Drew anyone?), playing make believe, and Polly Pockets (the real ones...

Self Care Won’t Fix Everything But It Helps

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I read an article recently discussing how the push for mom's to focus on self-care is kind of a myth. The general point that I got from the article was a call for our...

5 Tips For Successfully Breastfeeding After A NICU Stay

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I have been told that there are women out there who have no trouble with breastfeeding. That it just came natural and simple. I don't know these unicorns and unfortunately was never one (although...

The Best Thing You can Give for Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation week is upon is and many moms and dads are frantically trying to find that info sheet your kids’ teachers sent out at the first of the school year. Should you get...

Finding My Way Back To Okay

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Last week was Maternal Mental Health Week and it is something we all need to talk about more. It is okay to not be okay, but don’t feel like that should become your forever reality....

Rejuvenating Intimacy: 10 steps After 10 years

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Rejuvenating Intimacy: 10 steps After 10 years There is no exaggeration in the reality that kids change everything about your life, from your body to your marriage they impact everything. It is easy as parents...

Why Would A Mom Carry A Gun?

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Why Would A Mom Carry A Gun? I am aware that guns are a very controversial topic and before I start, I will preface this by saying that this post is not meant to offend...

Life After HELLP

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Life After HELLP I should still be pregnant.  The weight of that statement falls on me like an anvil.  This was not the plan.  I love being pregnant, from the sickness to the flutters to the kicks, it...

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