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It’s Okay to be Okay

  There are so many seasons of life and motherhood, some days we feel like we are top of the world and other days we feel like we have absolutely failed (newsflash we haven’t, it just feels that way). The important point to remember is that all our feelings and seasons are valid.    It […]

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The 7 Day Detox Your Body Needs

If you thought this post was about some apple cider vinegar cleanse or a special workout plan, sorry to disappoint. But if you still want to learn how to not only feel less stressed and anxious, improve your focus, and build stronger relationships – you’ve come to the right place. Diet and exercise play a […]

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The Pregnancy Symptom I Wasn’t Prepared For

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was pretty naïve to most things pregnancy-related, but I thought I was prepared for what the basic symptoms would be like. Food cravings and aversions. Nausea. Fatigue (though not the body-numbing fatigue that Mac-truck hit me). Heartburn. Crazy boobs. But the symptom I didn’t expect was […]

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The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health at West Penn Hospital Offers New Hope for New Moms

Becoming a parent is an important decision and one of the most beautiful transformations a person can make. It can also be the most overwhelming time of your life, both physically and emotionally. As your body prepares for your new arrival, nurturing your baby from conception to birth and beyond, you’ll notice more than your […]

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Parenting with PTSD

Can you pinpoint the moment you became a person you were never meant to be? The moment your life was thrown off course? I will spare you the details of my moment however we all have one, a fork in the road of life.  In 2005 I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD. Symptoms include but […]

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2019 BLOOM Event: A Celebration of Motherhood

We couldn't be happier to announce that Bloom: A Celebration of Motherhood is returning for the 3rd consecutive year in Pittsburgh! This mom-centered event will feature businesses, speakers, massages and food that all aim to make moms' lives easier and better. This mama event will be a fun afternoon out to spend with your sisters, [...]
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Be A Planner

When my children were small – I am talking newborns and toddlers – I had all of my ducks in a row. Sometimes quite literally, I would have 3-6 children following me around the mall, zoo or where ever was on the agenda. We were always out and about meeting new people and trying new […]

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Mindfulness And Mental Health Awareness Month: Ending The Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I was inspired to write about mindfulness and mental health. Talking about mental health is unfortunately a highly taboo topic that people shy away from talking about, let alone reaching out if they need help. While it may be uncomfortable at first, being aware of your mental health can […]

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