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Five Things I Wish People Shared About Being a Mom

The first few months of motherhood is one of the most amazing yet hardest times. When I first became a mom, I didn’t have anyone to tell me what it would be like — what motherhood was really about. Everyone I knew made it seem like it was going to be so natural and that…

Word of the Year

It’s about to be the start of 2022! For many of us that means once again setting New Year’s resolutions. I can honestly say I’ve never been one to do New Year’s Resolutions. I feel like New Year’s Resolutions are either so attainable that it doesn’t push us forward, or they are so far out…

Christmas Time In Chicago

The Christmas season in Chicago is magical. Last week, my boyfriend and I took a train to Chicago to spend the entire day together, no kids. It’s not too often that we are able to spend time together, just the two of us. We departed from the train station in Princeton, Illinois around 8:30A and…

What I’m Thankful for This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s a good time to press that pause button. The perfect time to stop and reflect on what we have to be grateful for. This year has been a wild ride! I have so much to be thankful for. Below I’m sharing some of these with you… in no particular order. (expect…

Protecting Your Child from Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a significant problem. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics about 25% of youth report they have been victims to bullying. Bullying lies everywhere. Learn the warning signs and how to protect your child. Identify Different Types of Bullying Bullying can occur in lots of different…

5 Tips for Stressed Out Working Moms

You’re a working mom who often feels stressed out. You’re exhausted. You feel like you’re not giving what you want to give to your kids and to your job. You may also feel like you’re constantly running around, but nothing really gets done. Maybe you don’t have enough energy. You certainly don’t have enough time.…

Living With Trichotillomania

September is Trichotillomania Awareness Month. With today being September 1st, there’s no better time to write this. When people bring up mental health and mental illness, more often than not we think of the major ones: depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Most people will never experience or develop trichotillomania. According to Mental Health America, only…

Be Proud Of Youself

With all of the goals that you have accomplished in life, big or small, you should be proud of yourself for everything. Even the most day-to-day accomplishments can lead you to extraordinary places in life. Never underestimate yourself. Whether or not you’re as successful as you want to be, there are wonderful things about yourself…

Tips For The First Day Of School

2021 marks a huge milestone in our household, with our oldest son attending preschool for the first time. For so many children and parents this is a big step. Whether your child is starting preschool, kindergarten, or a new school the first day always means a new environment, new friends and new routine. It’s an…

Mom Affirmations

As a mom it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Let’s be real, being a mom is the hardest job in the world. And the most rewarding. That endless list of things to do, our worries for our children, and the weight of others that we carry with us can become too much. As…

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