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Motherhood

Date nights then and now (and how to keep them FUN!)

We love this article by Christina about date nights: then and now. We also love changing things up a bit! If you feel like you need to add some excitement back into your relationship, consider checking out The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition – 50 Scratch-Off Adventures & Date Night Ideas for Couples, Couples Scratch Off Book, […]

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Time: Seeing it as a blessing not a curse

It’s that time of year again. Time to spend a little extra time counting our blessings. I have one blessing I would like to spend some extra time counting.   Time.   Yes. The blessing of Time. Funny thing, Time. There is quite a lot said about time. Time is fleeting, time flies, time marches […]

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"I See You": A note to the unappreciated mom

I’ve been home with my non-covid sick son this week. One day, he wanted to make himself some lunch, so he put some tomato soup and some milk in a saucepan, turned the heat on high, and left the kitchen. I moved quickly to the kitchen when I heard the soup boiling over on the […]

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What do you wish people knew about your mental illness?

A few weeks ago, we interviewed Heidi Bartle, a Colorado mom with depression about her bipolar disorder, about her beautiful children’s book “When Mommy is Sad.”  And then on social media, we recently saw the question “What do you wish people knew about your mental illness?” The responses have a common theme: that no two […]

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Surviving my son's suicide: A Denver mom's story

Mother of four Peggy Green has known loss. The Denver mom’s daughter passed away at 9 months old. And her son Connor died by suicide in 2018. She has since dedicated herself to sharing her journey of grief in hopes of helping others. Peggy’s first book, Life After Child Loss: The Mother’s Survival Guide to Cope […]

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Motherhood Musings: We are the treasure keepers

I am the keeper.   I am the keeper of schedules. Of practices, games, and lessons. Of projects, parties, and dinners. Of appointments and homework assignments.   I am the keeper of information. Who needs food 5 minutes before a meltdown occurs and who needs space when he gets angry. Whether there are clean clothes […]

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Confessions of a (former) perfectionist mom

No one really talks about how challenging the transition from perfectionist to parent can be. Or how parenting as a perfectionist can consume so much of the energy you don’t have. Before motherhood, I was a perfectionist in many aspects of my life. I am slowly transitioning out of it, but I will likely always […]

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Is your inability to receive help a trust issue?

I have a few wonderful friends who have been deeply wounded by their former spouses and are trying to navigate healing while learning to love again.  They said these sentiments really resonated. Worth It The inability to receive support from others is a trauma response. Your “I don’t need anyone, I’ll just do it all […]

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'When Mommy is Sad': A Colorado Mom's Journey Through Depression

We recently learned about a beautiful children’s book “When Mommy is Sad” written by Heidi Bartle, a Colorado mom who has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder. In the book, she explores her feelings and actions and their impact on her family. She shares her steps toward recovery include self-care, meeting with doctors, taking medication, […]

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