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Tips for Surviving Spring Sports

Yo Mama! LOL! What? It made me laugh. I’m easy like that! Spring is in the air! Well, not really. It’s SOOOOOooooo cold outside! But my first spring game is next Monday night! It better warm up quick! I know they won’t play in 20 degree weather, but guess what, they will play in 30 and 40 degree weather! And DANG… it’s cold outside. So I thought I’d share some of my survival tips and PRAY that you share yours! Mama’s unite! And keep our …

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How to Increase your Supply

Let’s be upfront, I’m not here to promise you how to up your supply.  To write a grocery list of all the things you should be eating that will double or triple your supply overnight.  I’ve read enough of those articles and eaten the cookies, the muffins, made smoothies with flax and oatmeal and you know what? Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn’t. There are certain truths that need to be shared.  The invisible pressure that exists in our world today around how …

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No Cuts, No Buts, No Coconuts.

One of the most important things I will teach my children, is how to apologize the correct way. Many moons ago I read an article about the rules of apologies and it has paid off tremendously in my personal life, my professional life, and my parenting life. Following are my do’s and don’ts from the article and lessons I’ve learned along the way. The Anatomy of an Apology: A Four Part Recipe for Success Start with the obvious, the “apology” words. Use whatever is most …

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The Sway

If you’ve been around you’ve seen it. If you are a parent you live it.  The inexplicable and contagious sway as you stand, talk and hold your little.  For some it isn’t instantaneous, not starting the moment the baby lands in arms.  It is and takes some adjustment. Sometimes too fast and others too slow, but it’s always there. Our bodies become pendulums, to lull and comfort.  Our arms ache as five minutes become 10 and 10 turns into an hour or more. Sometimes pleading …

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Back to the Grind

Eight weeks ago I welcomed a pink, chubby, new darling into my life.  We were strangers that had only knocked on doors but had not yet come face to face.  Now as I’m ready to head back to work tomorrow this pink, chubbier darling stares back at me and my heart bursts.  We are no longer strangers. We have been constant companions, sharing late nights, meals, naps, hugs and tears in a way he hasn’t with anyone else.  Eight weeks feels like enough if I …

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10 good things, 10 bad things, what are you going to choose to focus on?

Hey HMH Moms and Dads (We know you are out there! Hustling and getting it done!) Happy Wednesday Y’All! Hope you all had an amazing holiday with your families and you were able to slow down a bit and relax before the spirit of the season kicks into high gear. You know what I am talking about! The Holiday Hustle is almost upon us. And it is the most wonderful time of the year, but Oh, Momma, I’m sure we all need a nap! This …

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Gratitude With a Side of Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving and the month of November is my favorite time of year. A holiday without gifts, just family and food. It’s a time that most of us take a break and reflect on what we’re thankful for. While its a great practice that gets us feeling ready for the holidays and the start of a new year for many of us when the hustle picks up again we get sucked in and the warm fuzzy thankful feelings can drift. Last year our office put on …

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The “No Power” Shit Show

At 6:00 this evening, just as I was about to begin my last task of the workday, the power went out. We live in the country where there are no street lights in sight. It was dark as hell and Daddy was just about to make ‘breakfast for dinner for our “starving” 3 year old and “starving” 4 year old. Meanwhile I was asked to wrap up work and feed the crying baby. I hate being interrupted and I hate how messy our house gets. There …

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Today I Got My First Tattoo – A Tribute to My Oldest Son

When my kids ask me who my favorite child is, I answer that they are each my favorite, for different reasons (the answer is always the same, yet it’s a friendly banter amongst them to claim they are my favorite). When I talk about my oldest son, I say that he’s my favorite because he taught me how to be a mom. He loved this answer when he was younger, and would ask me over and over to list the ways he taught me how …

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I Know Mommy, Motherhood 2.0

It was a big week for us.  Baby number two arrived mid-day on Monday and to say our lives changed is an understatement.  So much was different this time around and when I have the energy and the swelling in my ankles and my headache has subsided I will definitely be writing more about it. One big concern I had as the big arrival approached was how big brother was going to do.  J has been, since he was born, a gentle, sweet and caring …