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The Pressure of Two

The Pressure of Two

  Two is everywhere. All of the sudden, everyone around me is pregnant with their second child. My cousin, my sorority sister and just about every other mom at my fitness class is expecting. But there is one person who isn’t trending with the number two. That person is me. I am no where near […]

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Cup'le of Thoughts On Christmas

A Cup’le of Thoughts on Christmas

Like many of you, I’m a huge fan of Christmas. The birth of Jesus Christ, the feelings it brings, the way people come together, the joy, the love, the happiness, the twinkling lights, the pine smells and Starbucks holiday cups. For me, the holiday cups are a fun outward reminder that Christmas season is upon […]

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Mom than Just

More Than ‘Just’

“I’m just a stay at home mom.” I can hear it in my voice. The sound of reluctance as I quickly dismiss the question of what I do for work. It’s a questions I hate being asked. No, I’m not ashamed of being a mother. No, I don’t feel guilty for staying home with my […]

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Never Ready to Leave | East Valley Moms Blog

Never Ready to Leave

Rip the Bandaid off and just go. Sounds easy, right?! Well, it’s not. Leaving our daughter overnight for the first time came with tears, days of preparation and lots of anxiety. I never thought I’d be so attached to her like this, but I am. I love her more than anything and in a way […]

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