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In Defense of the Mother-In-Law

In Defense of the Mother-In-Law

Mother-in-law. What’s your gut reaction when you hear that term? Mothers-in-law have a pretty bad rap in our culture. A quick Google search results in first page results that supports this claim. Although I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be a mother-in-law (although there’s a chance I will be one someday), I can’t […]

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Keeping you Grounded - Finding Balance to Your Day

Short on Time? Keeping Mommy Grounded with Good Habits

Fall is a time when it’s all about making adjustments. The summer is over, kids are back to school, and new routines begin. There are new teachers, new challenges, and new meltdowns. Fall means we are short on time. We are back to running on the morning treadmill of… Making breakfast…Mom, I didn’t want toast! Packing lunches […]

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4 Things You May Not Know About Cesarean Birth (1)

4 Things You May Not Know About Cesarean Birth

One-third of babies born in our country are born via cesarean section (C-section) each year. The World Health Organization recommends an ideal cesarean rate of 10 to 15 percent. At this rate, cesareans are being performed only when medically necessary. It’s important to acknowledge this statistic and ensure that moms have the best possible experience. As a cesarean […]

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What to Expect when your BFF is not expecting

Infertility: What to Expect When Your BFF is Not Expecting

It’s been nearly six years since I’ve sat in a fertility clinic, feeling hopeful and fearful at the same time. If you or someone close to you is struggling with infertility, my heart breaks for you. I have known the disappointment and uncertainty. After three failed IUI’s (intrauterine insemination), and four failed IVFs (in vitro […]

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Mom uniform

3 Places to Up Your “Mom Uniform” Game in Downtown Portsmouth

The Mom Uniform. Wear it. Own it. Wash it. Repeat. Most mothers, when faced with a day that includes child care, ask themselves the following questions as they get dressed: Can I chase my children in these clothes? Will I be able to sit on the ground comfortably in this outfit? When I bend over, will I […]

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Living Out My Childhood in Mox Shoes

  My mother has strong opinions about fashion. She passed this trait onto me, and now I am dealing with the karmic retributions of my fashion rebellion as I parent my own “toddler fashionista.” (READ: fashion tyrant). My mother, Claudia, who we call “Claudymom,” (it was her AOL screen name in 1995), stuck to some hard-and-fast rules about […]

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Minivan? No, Ma’am! : Driving to the Next Chapter of Motherhood

About five years ago, this video marked the first portrayal of the minivan as something to actually desire–who wouldn’t want a swagger wagon? Just this week, another video by The Texting Yoga Pants, known for their perfect portrayal of real-life mom problems, released this hilarious video about the same modern family conundrum: to minivan or not to […]

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