The Benefits of Prioritizing Yourself In Motherhood

I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve felt like I’ve been on an ongoing journey with learning how to prioritize myself in my life, learning to make space for “me”. For some people this may sound silly. “How can you not make space for yourself in your own life?” But for people who have […]

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Body Dysmorphia In Motherhood

“I just don’t recognize this body.” At the intersection of the glowing pregnant woman and the fit and fabulous snap back queen lies the uncertain and unwanted postpartum body. The body that no one glorifies and no one praises. The body that is hidden and tucked away until a “better” body can emerge in its […]

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We Need To Talk About Maternal Mental Health

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know how passionate I am about mental health in general but more specifically maternal mental health. Mothers are often overlooked as soon as they give birth. The perspective shifts almost immediately from adoring the expected mother to placing a laundry list of expectations on […]

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My 9 Months Postpartum Update

I can not believe that I am already 9 months postpartum! It’s surreal how quickly time has passed not to mention how big my baby girl has gotten. As excited as I am to watch my daughter grow and for me to inch closer to feeling back to myself, I do wish time would slow […]

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Six Months Postpartum: “How I’m Doing Now.”

Wow, has it really been six months already? I can’t believe it. Motherhood is amazing in that the days seem to drag on forever but you’ll look up and the months and years have flown by. It’s crazy! But I’m here to give an update on all of the topics I touched on in my […]

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Mama Trauma: PTSD In Motherhood

“I don’t know babe, I sometimes feel like I’m traumatized from Myka’s birth.” PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder. “A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.” I was about three weeks postpartum when my life had calmed down enough for me to think about anything besides surviving life […]

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One Month Postpartum: “My Journey So Far, Week by Week”

One month postpartum! A serious milestone that so many mamas are familiar with. These first few weeks after birth are filled with a whirlwind of changes with our bodies, hormones and lives in general! And as we fight through those weeks to find any sense of normalcy we emerge on the other side of those […]

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Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy: Let’s Talk About It.

“According to a recent analysis by the CDC, the rate of pregnant women with a depression diagnosis at delivery increased by seven times from 2000 to 2015. Additionally, recent CDC research, shows that about 1 in 8 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression.” So I’m just going to jump right in ladies because honestly while […]

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Bedside Nursery Essentials

The countdown to baby girl’s arrival continues and my husband and I are kicking it into high gear preparing for her to get here. One of the most exciting parts of planning for my first was getting a spare room together in our house for his nursery. (Picking out their furniture and color scheme and […]

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30 Week Pregnancy Update

The final 10 week countdown starts now and I could not be more excited! I feel every bit of pregnant at this point and my symptoms are less than glamorous but I’m feeling very blessed and extremely excited to meet my little girl. With that being said, this point in my pregnancy has definitely been […]

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