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365 Days in the Life of a Pageant Mom

Please don’t think that this is all about tiaras, sashes, spray tans, big dresses, bigger hair, 5” heels, bling jewelry and a mom who’s living out her beauty-queen dreams through her daughter. My daughter has never competed in a pageant and is more interested in catching lizards, playing in the dirt (lovely) and riding her […]

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Surrendering to NO

Sometime post-hurricane, pre-holidays of last year, I realized that I was exhausted. Sure, us moms often function with this day-to-day sleepiness that we all seem to just accept — keep on truckin’, right? (It’s the “season of life” my co-worker friend would say.) But this exhaustion was different. It was a brain fog coupled by […]

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Hey, Supermom! You. Yes, YOU!

“Wow, you’re Supermom!” You know you’ve heard that phrase — muttered under someone’s breath, as a direct and outright compliment, in a begrudging admiration — at some point or another throughout your motherhood journey. Because we know all about Supermom. Supermom changes two poop diapers, gets three kids dressed, makes 10 baby bottles and an […]

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From One Working Mom to Another on Staying Sane

I’m a big believer in the idea that life is meant to be experienced, not merely survived. But… if I’m completely honest, right now, I’m in full survival mode. As a happily married woman in her mid-30s, who is the mother to an energetic 18-month old son, I am also 20 weeks pregnant, a full-time […]

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Working Mom

Working Moms Don’t Get Off at Five

When I changed positions two years ago at my current Fortune 500 employer, I negotiated a work-from-home day once a week. It may not seem like much, but it’s actually been incredibly helpful in managing the chaotic work week. I couldn’t work from home every day, but it’s extremely beneficial when we have somewhere to […]

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10 Places To Meet Your MFF :: Mom Friend Forever, Jax Edition

It’s hard to make friends with two-day old spit up all over your four-day-old t-shirt. It’s hard to make friends when your toddler has let you sleep approximately three hours in last three years, forcing you to spend the last three years in the Starbucks drive through. (Can you just fill that Trenta cup with espresso […]

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