naptime

No Mama, You DON’T Need to be Productive During Naptime

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Fellow moms, let’s take a moment to talk about unrealistic expectations even for the little things like naptime. If this pandemic world has taught me anything, it’s that we as a society put too...
Unplug

Why It Is Essential to Unplug

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Remember the days when having a cell phone was a rarity and the iPad was not even a thing? Those days are long gone, but it's still essential to unplug. Technology has become so...
eating disorder

This Mom’s Eating Disorder Recovery Journey

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My daughter saved my life. She's only 27 months but I can honestly say that it is largely because of her I chose not to continue on the path -- no, highway, going 90...
black expectant mother

The Importance of Advocating for your Health as a Black Expectant Mother

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High maternal mortality rates, disproportionate infant mortality rates, disparities in medical care, and lack of healthcare access are all part of the conversation when discussing pregnancy outcomes for black expectant mothers. With the amount of...
Urgent versus important

Tackling the difference between what is urgent and what is important

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I begin each week with the “Sunday crazies,” a term my husband and I jokingly use to describe the chaos I place on myself (and family) before the beginning of each week. Here to...

Best Gymnastics Locations in Austin

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Any mamas out there in Austin who cannot wait for the long awaited Summer Olympics 2020? The ones that are now being held in summer of 2021 due to the pandemic? Well,...
Baby-Led Weaning

Why I Chose Baby Led Weaning

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If you’re looking for a guide on what baby led weaning (BLW) is, or how to start it, I wrote one of those last year! This isn’t that. Instead, this is my “why,” the reason I...
Social-Emotional Well-Being

Supporting Kids’ Social-Emotional Well-Being During Covid

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It’s easy to understand the negative impact our changes in daily life because of COVID-19 have on our moods and attitudes. We want to be free of our masks and go out with friends...
Covid

COVID Has Changed My Life (for the better)

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It has been a solid year since the pandemic hit (March 13th to be exact in Austin). I think back over this COVID time and reflect. I reflect on the good and the bad,...

Confidence Matters – Raising a strong son on the spectrum

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“Mom! Those boys keep calling Sam a baby. They said he talks like one.” My daughter is running up to me in tears shouting this from the roof tops. I go to meet her...