We’re All Struggling But At Least We’re Not Alone- The Secret’s In The Solidarity
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We’re All Struggling But At Least We’re Not Alone- The Secret’s In The Solidarity

We’ve all been there- scrolling through Facebook when you see a post from one of your mom friends about their latest craft project, or how well behaved their kiddos were in church today, or how motherhood is a constant bundle of sunshine and roses. And you can’t help but feel a tiny gut punch. Immediately, thoughts like “how do they have time for that stuff,” or “why won’t my little one behave like that,” or even “why is this mom thing so easy for her while I’m over here s.t.r.u.g.g.l.i.n.g.?” creep into our minds before we can stop them. As it happens, I’ve recently found myself on the other side of that situation. A couple nights ago I posted some pictures of a few items…

Finding Grace Through Chaos
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Finding Grace Through Chaos

Today I am having “one of those days.” At first, everything was going along just fine. My 7 month old and I woke up, had some good quality snuggle time, and then I hopped in the shower. We were headed to a mom’s group and I didn’t want us to be late (ok I’m perpetually late… what I mean is I didn’t want us to be later than usual.) As I got out of the shower, I looked at the clock… no time to dry my hair! I threw it up in a messy bun with a bit of frustration- now I’ll have to re-wash my hair again if I want it to be styled in any other way… but oh well, not that big…

Newborn Essentials- The 3 Baby Items You Never Knew You Couldn’t Live Without- And Won’t EVER Again!
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Newborn Essentials- The 3 Baby Items You Never Knew You Couldn’t Live Without- And Won’t EVER Again!

Before my baby was born, I read about ALL.THE.THINGS. that we would need for her. I scoured “must-have” lists across the internet and while some were helpful, others contained outlandishly expensive gadgets that I had never heard of. With the help of my girlfriends who already had kids, I eventually put together a pretty practical registry with what most moms seemed to agree were indeed the essentials. This post is not going to tell you everything you could possibly need. There are plenty of other resources for that. What I’m going to tell you about here are the things I never knew I needed that I used EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! These are the things that I tell my pregnant and soon to be pregnant friends-…