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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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Bloom Into Motherhood: Raising Self Care with Self Awareness

With our Bloom event drawing near I wanted to make something special to share with the new and expecting moms. Being a mother is a blessing. There is something magical and humbling at the new and expecting stage. Whether it’s your 1st or 4th child, every pregnancy is special. They all are different in many […]

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Getting Over Yourself

While recently talking to a good friend, we both lamented how now, in our late thirties, we’re doing things that younger versions of ourselves would never have considered. I’m knitting, she’s cross-fitting. In our younger years were very busy being non-conformists and while we didn’t know each other then, have found that we were basically […]

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The Second Pregnancy

Pregnancy is always the start of many different emotions – from thinking you might be pregnant to taking that pregnancy test that confirms what you already knew: positive. For me the feelings between finding out I was pregnant for the first and second time were pretty identical, but the pregnancies themselves have not. My first […]

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I Hope She Knows

The morning of my daughter’s 15-month appointment, I cried in the kitchen. She still wasn’t saying any words consistently and I was embarrassed to tell the doctor. Was she behind? Was it my fault? Was I not teaching her enough? Was I a bad mom? One night a week later, I searched Pinterest for “activities […]

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