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45 Self-Care Ideas

As I’ve mentioned in many of my posts, self-care is pivotal to maintaining your cool as a parent.  You need to take care of yourself because you are worth it.  Yes, your family’s needs are important, but so are yours.  You need to fuel yourself before you can help fuel others.  The beauty of self-care is that it doesn’t have to be extravagant or big.  It can be little things like enjoying a favorite beverage or sitting in the sun. Continue reading “45 Self-Care Ideas”

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5 Ways to Cut Down Your Dinner Prep Time

I love to cook.  I cook dinner for my family most days of the week.  However, more often than not, it seems like there’s not enough time to cook a really good dinner for my family.  Some days are better than others.  On weekends, I usually have no problem cooking a dinner that takes about 2 hours to make from start to finish.  But during weekdays, ain’t nobody got time for that in my household.  Continue reading “5 Ways to Cut Down Your Dinner Prep Time”

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Sorry, Not Sorry – We Apologize Too Much

Recently while listening to Sara Dean on the Shameless Mom Academy podcast, she spoke about how women apologize unnecessarily.  It got me thinking and I quickly realized that this was true in my own life.  Ever since it was brought to my attention, I’ve noticed that I apologize for my mere existence several times daily.  Continue reading “Sorry, Not Sorry – We Apologize Too Much”

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My 5 Favorite 1-year-old Mom Hacks

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When I first became a mom, my perception of how smoothly it would go and my reality were vastly different.  Even though I had a relatively “easy” baby, I still wasn’t prepared for all that could happen.  As I’ve navigated this rough terrain, I’ve been fortunate enough to stumble upon some great “mom hacks” to make things just a little bit easier on myself.  Continue reading “My 5 Favorite 1-year-old Mom Hacks”