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I don't think that any woman realizes how or all the ways her life is going to change when she becomes a mother. Your brain becomes this storage space for everyone else's needs and wants. You are the one that...
This time of year can be completely magical. Whether it be the beautiful lights on display,  Christmas tunes playing on the radio, or the excitement in your children's eyes. All around us are constant reminders of it being the...
“Mommy?” Oh no. It hit me the second my 7-year-old’s voice drifted downstairs the other morning at 6:30 am. A sinking sense of dread filled me. I had failed as a parent. Failed to perform my sacred parental duty and...
When my now 3.5 year old was 9 months old, I brought her to the pediatrician for a well check. During the exam, the doctor found that both of her ears were infected. I was so upset. This was...
An incredibly wise and dear friend once made the following analogy when I was describing an encounter with my own family member which left me deeply hurt. She said, 'Teflon baby. You must have skin like Teflon.' This profound...
Take a deep breath, friend! The holidays are here and life is a whirlwind. As moms, we often carry a large amount of mental burden and this time of year things really ramp up. Whether it’s helping with school...

I Need My Husband

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Ok, hear me out, I don’t need my husband for the reasons you’re thinking. I don’t need him to take care of me. But I need him in my life, no doubt.I need my husband to be my partner...
Daughter-in-law/mother-in-law relationships aren’t always the best relationships. I find that there is a lack of communication and a need for control in the relationship with mine. It is a constant struggle to establish my place as the wife and mother...
First off, let me say that I feel so “boujee” for having a housekeeper. I usually don’t tell anyone about her. I’m slightly embarrassed that I cannot handle it all. We changed our budget to be able to afford...
Have you ever driven down Bluebonnet Boulevard all the way until it ends? Bluebonnet turns into Coursey then George O'Neal and at the very end of an unassuming road is, in my opinion, a little tiny slice of Heaven...
When did the norm become filtering our lives down to only the perfect details to brag and show off? To get the approval of others? Scrolling through perfectly curated feeds being influenced to buy outfits that make us match every...
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson made her way back in the news a couple of weeks ago. While I’ve never watched an episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," I do know the basics: Her mother encouraged her toddler...

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