5 Truths About ALL Moms

5 Truths About ALL Moms

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the differences between working moms and stay-at-home moms (SAHMs). Maybe I’m spending too much time in comment sections, but I see a lot of petty snarkiness. Working moms feel judged and misunderstood. SAHM want to make it clear that “all mom’s are working moms” a sentiment that I heartily agree with, but then struggle to find the nomenclature that describes the reality that I leave my children in the morning for paid work and then return to them at night. But the more I read from both sides feeling judged and misunderstood, the more frustrated I get. In fact, at this point, I’d like to call “Foul!” on the working mom vs. SAHM fight.

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Essential Beauty Products for Busy Moms

Essential Beauty Products for Busy Moms

No shower? No problem. These products will have you looking like you didn't spend half the night soothing a teething baby. I personally use all of these products, and have narrowed my daily makeup and skincare routine down to less than five minutes with the help of these beauty essentials for busy moms! Pop the baby in the highchair during breakfast, throw on this makeup and still have some time to eat before baby is ready to play. (To see these items in my Amazon Shop just click the image for my affiliate link)

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3 Tips to Avoid Mommy Guilt This Summer

3 Tips to Avoid Mommy Guilt This Summer

By guest blogger Jennifer Angel (find out more about Jennifer at www.thejenniferangel.com). Jennifer did an amazing Periscope broadcast on this subject and I asked her to write it down for you because these are some great tips on how to avoid the momguilt. You guys know I'm all about ending the guilt and shame associated with motherhood, and Jennifer has some super smart ways for us to do it!

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3 Ways to Get Past Momguilt and Claim Your Me Time

3 Ways to Get Past Momguilt and Claim Your Me Time

You finally get a few minutes alone, but you can't enjoy it. Something is nagging at you. It's the momguilt. Are the kids ok? Will they be mad at me because I'm spending time away from them? Is that babysitter really responsible enough? Are they missing me? Tons of thoughts can flash through your mind, and it's enough to prevent us from even taking rare breaks from momming to take care of ourselves. We also desperately want to figure out how to make sure we do get some time for ourselves. So here are three ways you can get past the momguilt and claim your me time.

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Balance is Bulls**t, Why balance is unattainable and what we can do instead.

Balance is Bulls**t, Why balance is unattainable and what we can do instead.

Yep I said it. I don't curse much in my blog or in any of my posts, but I'm just going to say it here. Balance is bullshit. Do you want to know the truth? The truth is finding complete and perfect balance a myth. If you think about a scale, you have to have the exact amount of weight on each side in order for it to be balanced. And in our lives, that is incredibly hard to do; for most of us, it's pretty impossible. 

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5 Home Remedies for Cough

5 Home Remedies for Cough

Moms don't get sick days. Even when you're under the weather you have to just power through and do your best. I've been struck with some epic bronchitis this last two weeks. I went to the doctor, got antibiotics, used over the counter medicine, but none of them hold a candle to the home remedies for cough that I've been using. Here are my top 5 home remedies for cough.

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5 Benefits of Exercise for Mommies

5 Benefits of Exercise for Mommies

You. The priority most overlooked by moms. Our lives are so busy and jam packed with helping others, we forget to take a few minutes a day to focus on what is important to us. Self-care is one of the most important things we can do. If we don't take care of ourselves, who will? One of the quickest and easiest ways is to exercise. There are so many benefits of exercise, and the founder of Mommies Get Fit, Maria Bates lays them out here.

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Number One Tip to Succeed at Breastfeeding

Number One Tip to Succeed at Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is so natural but we aren't all naturals at it. I've been there worrying and questioning myself. Am I making enough milk? Why won't she latch? Is she eating enough? Is she eating too much? Now I am proud to say I have successfully breastfed my daughter for nearly 18 months with no end in sight. How did I do it? With help. Here I'm sharing my number one breastfeeding tip.

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10 Tips for Hot Sex After Baby Comes

10 Tips for Hot Sex After Baby Comes

Sex after the baby comes may not be the first things on your mind, but eventually you will want to get back into the game. While I can't say my sex life is really the same as it was when we were childless, for being newer parents I must say we certainly have managed to keep it a priority in our relationship. Here are my top 10 tips for hot sex after baby.

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When Your Birth Doesn't Go as Planned - My (Almost) Natural Birth Story

When Your Birth Doesn't Go as Planned - My (Almost) Natural Birth Story

I cried during my childbirth, but not because of pain. No, I had been dealing with a lot of pain for about a week.  I was crying as I was getting an epidural. Ever since I saw Ricki Lake's documentary, The Business of Being Born, I knew I wanted a natural child birth. I was dead set against birthing in a hospital. In fact, my number one choice was to birth at home, but if that didn't work I would go to a birth center that was unattached from a hospital. Well needless to say. It didn't go as planned. This is my birth story, and why I still thin it's important to have a birth plan, even if it doesn't go as expected.

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Why You Need a Postpartum Doula

Why You Need a Postpartum Doula

Postpartum can be a wonderful blissful time of settling into your new family, or it can be a whirlwind of stress. One of the best ways you can get support and ease this transition is by hiring a postpartum doula. Felicia Trumbauer is a doula-in-training and mother of one. She share her top five reasons why you need a postpartum doula.

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Essential Oils Uses -30 real ways you can use them in your day-to-day life.

Essential Oils Uses -30 real ways you can use them in your day-to-day life.

Intrigued by essential oils but not sure which essential oils uses would actually fit into your life? I dabbled in essential oils for years, but just recently went deep down this rabbit hole. I didn't think I would use them for much besides the occasion relaxing night of sleep or for a few drops in my bath. I was totally wrong. There are so many essential oils uses that once you start it seriously becomes addictive. Here are my top 30 essential oils uses.

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How to Make Bath Bombs

How to Make Bath Bombs

I’m impulsive and a little lazy sometimes. So I’m going to give you my real recipe, and not the perfect recipe for how to make bath bombs. One night I had a cold and wanted to create shower/bath bombs to help relieve a little sinus pressure. Every single recipe I saw called for citric acid. Well, most of us don’t just have citric acid laying around the house, and since I was sick I wasn’t going to make a trip to the store for it. I just decided to let it out of the recipe and just make up the recipe as I went along. Now, it isn’t perfect, but it worked fine. If you need a quick and dirty recipe for shower or bath bombs and don’t feel like buying any special ingredients… here is my recipe for how to make bath bombs.

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