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...
Spoiler Alert: I’m still fat. This post is about ME. Not my kids.  Kids make most self-care more challenging and that has been true of this experiment…let’s leave it at that. I’ve now spent thirty days trying to focus more...
"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...
I was rocking my son in my arms, trying to comfort him from his latest “disaster,” a fall from the couch. His sweaty, tear-stained cheek burrowed into my shoulder, his gangly little arms around my neck… and I saw it,...
  I love everything about this season. Well, almost everything. Sharing food, laughter, and time with loved ones makes this season such a joyous time of year. One thing I could do without sharing, though, is the germs. Having a...
I've been told before that it's important for moms to take time for themselves. It always sounds so easy, but practically speaking, time is hard to come by for moms, regardless of whether they work or stay home. In...
Y’all, I’m all about the self-care. That’s why I prioritize my emotional and physical health by ensuring that I work out. Often. (No joke, I work out six days a week because I like to be strong and healthy,...
I’m a big fan of the television series Gilmore Girls. Huge fan, actually. Yes, I know the characters speak at an incredibly quick and most likely unrealistic pace. And I know that – especially when compared to other series...
I have been using a menstrual cup for the better part of 5 years and LOVE it. For the longest time, I wanted to shout from the rooftops how much I love this thing but I haven't.  Embarrassment silenced...
Somewhere around my 30th birthday, I decided that I had certain non-negotiables; terms that I would keep to and not apologize for. As a way to take more control of my own happiness and give myself the authority and...

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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...