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Author Archive | Priya Amin

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The Scariest Five Minutes of my Life

Everyday our lives are hectic – especially now that it’s summer, it’s hard to juggled all.the.things, especially when it comes to childcare.  The other day, my older son had a camp field trip to go bowling, which I COMPLETELY forgot about of course, but as I was dropping him off at the bowling alley (after […]

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How Gratitude Helps My Anxiety

The other night, I laid in bed wide awake, thinking of ALL.THE.THINGS I needed to do for the next week: Clean the house for the in-laws visiting Pack for myself and the kids for our beach vacation Reschedule some important appointments  Make doctors appointments for me and the kids Before I knew it, it was […]

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6 Things I Miss About Pregnancy

The other day, my two boys and I were playing together and running around the house together.  We were playing tag and chasing each other, when we finally flopped on the couch on top of one another.  Then my 3 year old said “Look mommy, I’m back inside your belly!” and proceeded to pick up […]

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My Unicorn Day

Has anyone ever had a Unicorn Day before?  I like to define Unicorn Days as those days when EVERYTHING goes really well, or just the way you had hoped it would.  Those are the days which you compare all other days to, and they usually happen a few times in a lifetime, and if we’re […]

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I am a Highly Sensitive Mom

I am highly sensitive – I’ve known my whole life.  Every loud noise, every little tickle, every grain of sand would drive me crazy.  Over the years I’ve learned to desensitize most sensations that would have otherwise drove me up a wall, but after becoming a mom, my sensitivity has crept back into my life.  Whenever my […]

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My Favorite Mom Apps

In our everyday, busy lives, it’s hard to keep track of everything and just feel sane.  But these are some of my favorite mom apps – they help me feel more on top of my game, and make me feel like a better mom overall.   Chore Monster (https://www.choremonster.com/) – My kids used to balk at […]

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I Wish You Knew Me Before I Was a Mom

Last week I was rushing to get the kids ready for school, frantically making breakfasts and lunches, barking orders at everyone, including the barking dog, and I had to take pause and think for a minute – “Is this the way my kids are always going to remember me?  As a screaming basketcase?  Will they […]

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I am the Daughter of Immigrants

With everything going on here at home and around the world right now, I wanted to share my perspective as a first generation-born Indian woman in America. My parents immigrated here from India in the early 1970’s with very little to their name – they had a few dollars in their pocket and a hell […]

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The Best Thing I Do for Myself

So I try and do all the things we mom’s are supposed to do for ourselves – wash my face at night, brush my teeth twice a day, exercise (or at least try to), BREATHE – and yes, they all help me feel healthy and less anxious (well, at least sometimes).  You’ve read some of my […]

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Sometimes I Hate Being a Mom…

It’s the third weekend in a row I have to take care of my kids by myself… my husband traveled for work and for a “guys trip” the last two, and this weekend he has the flu.  My kids are running around screaming at each other and when I finally intervene, one of them throws […]

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