Author Archive | Bethany

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Slow Down, Busy Mama

  Rushing. Busyness. Whatever you want to call it. It happens especially during this time of year, but honestly, I think that in this day and age, it’s all year round, right? And as parents, we’re constantly pulled between family, work, extracurricular activities, play dates, and our general to-do lists. It’s tough to get around, […]

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5 Reasons Why Life is Better with Grandparents

Grandparents, we don’t take enough time to cherish you, so it’s only fitting that there should be a day devoted to YOU!  If you have a grandparent in your life, consider yourself lucky! I have been so fortunate to have my great grandparents still in my life up until recently, and I still have most […]

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Parents Just Wanna Have Fun (Too)!

The mundane. The daily grind. Work, playtime, meals/cleanup (x 3 or more if you count snack time with littles), commute, errands, story time, bedtime, exercise. Sometimes I get so caught in to-do lists, or the nagging feeling that I need to get something done. It happens to us all. I’ve noticed, though, that when I’m […]

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When You’re Not in Love with Your Baby Right Away

Quick poll – during pregnancy, did you actually feel “connected” to your baby? Have you perused adorable baby bump photos, jealously? I’ll have to admit that I did. It was easy for me to feel like everyone else had this bond with their kiddos that I was somehow missing.  My first encounter with what is […]

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Go Away, Mama! 5 Reasons for a Self-Retreat

Have you ever reached “mama burnout” mode? You know, where you’re crabby, irritable, stressed (but maybe don’t know it), stretched too thin. To use a Lord of the Rings metaphor, are you stretched, “like butter scraped over too much bread?” I was there. I have a supportive husband and a great network of family and […]

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I’m just A mom, not THAT mom

I’m not that mom. Not the one that you see happily walking around with a baby in a baby carrier while gracefully handling her toddler at the children’s museum. I’m not the mom happily nursing in public with a calm baby while talking to friends over lunch. And I’m definitely not the mom who rolls […]

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