Spoiler alert: I’m not and I’m coming to terms with the fact that in times like these, it’s okay. The reality for most of us right now is that we’re all juggling a little too much. Almost overnight we went...
As a nurse I am considered an essential worker and going to work for me, honestly, is something I look forward to. I work with a tribe of women who prioritize the women and families in our community as...
My husband and I recently spent a weekend away with two other couples who have been long-time friends. We'd all been planning this couple's trip for months.  At one point, due to a job change, my husband and I...

Year of Yes- for ME!

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I love my friends and I love my life - I have an incredible husband, two healthy kids, I live in my dream house with the best neighbors (seriously, come hang out with us!). But, I was feeling burnt out...
Around this time of year, the blogosphere is overflowing with ideas about how to keep the holidays simple, keep your budget in check, and how not overextend yourself. All good things, all good things. Blowing the budget and putting...
"Oh no, honey, Mommy doesn't do that." That's what I always say when my kids ask me to tell them a story. It's not as cruel as it sounds. I will read them a good book until I'm blue in...
"Your body's been through a lot. Go home and get some rest." That's what the nurse told me as I was being discharged after a routine cholecystectomy.  My husband took a week off from work, to take care of all...

Cup for Cup

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“Don’t measure your worth by someone else’s opinion of you.” This is something I’m finding myself saying more and more. And man, do I mean it. A colleague once said in a meeting, “someone else’s opinion of you is none...
September is here friends. The kids are back in school and the nights are getting cooler but   September in Rhode Island is still chock full of fun events and activities. The Rhode Island Seafood Festival on September 7th and...
Some people shouldn't have kids. This delightful comment was uttered towards my family while on vacation. Little did the commenter know that the man with me was not actually my children's father. He was the loving and caring uncle that...

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Bloom; A Guide to RI Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

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Whether it's your first or your fourth, motherhood is a challenging adventure, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Building your village...