7 Things to Never Say to a Mom

For some reason when children come into your life, people feel the need to ask some very intrusive or just obnoxious questions. It all starts in pregnancy when every person you ever come in contact with feels the need to give you advice that you didn’t ask for or...

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The Best 12 Items for a 12 Month Old

*This post contains affiliate links.* My baby turned 1 just a couple weeks ago! I’m still a little bit in shock that my little man is really a year old. It feels like just yesterday he was still in the ball stage and taking naps on my chest. Now he’s busy as can be,...

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Why Every Mom Needs A Hobby

*This post contains affiliate links.* I firmly believe every mother should have at least one hobby that is not kid related, if not multiple hobbies. Especially as a stay at home mom, it’s so easy to get in the mindset that your children are your whole life. While they...

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Panic, Postpartum, and Pressing On

My journey with depression and anxiety started my sophomore year of high school. Looking back on it now, I can see all the signs of cyclic depression  (commonly known as recurrent depression), even though I had no idea what was going on at the time. I’d down-cycle...

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5 Validating Articles for Moms Having a Bad Day

A couple of weeks ago I posted 6 hilarious articles for moms having a bad day. As much as we all need to laugh, sometimes we need to be validated instead. On those days, when you just don’t feel like a good mom, when you feel like all you can do is fail, turn to...

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6 Hilarious Articles for Moms Having a Bad Day

Sometimes as moms, we have hard days, or even just down right bad days. You aren’t getting things done that need to be done, the toddler is on their fifth tantrum of the day, and you haven’t even gotten to eat your own breakfast yet. We’ve all been...

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The Problem with My Planning

I’m a planner. I like having a plan and sticking to it. Winging anything terrifies me unless we planned to wing it; even then, I’d prefer to plan it out. If we are going into the city for a day, I like to have parking prearranged, know exactly what museums...

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I let my child eat a stick this weekend…

We went camping with some good friends this weekend in western Maryland. It was a great time of camp fires, hiking and s’mores. And my little one, Will, got the dirtiest he has ever been. It was heaven on earth for him. He’s only eleven months old, but I...

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I’m not enough… and that’s the point

I’m a perfectionist. I want everything to be just so. I want to be the mom who always has a clean house, well mannered children, a perfect marriage, and a perfectly stocked pantry. This constant striving for perfection is really me trying to prove to everyone that I...

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I Am Not A Wizard

I am not a wizard. Hagrid is not coming to tell me that I am. I am not a hobbit with a powerful ring or a badass girl with a bow. I’m not saving the world in any heroic way. I’m simply me: a young mom taking care of her baby boy and loving her husband as...

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Why I Quit Breastfeeding

When he turned six months old, I decided to quit breastfeeding my son. No, I didn't have low supply. No, I didn't have a medical condition or need medications that made my milk unsafe. And no, he had no problem with nursing. I was simply sick of it. I was...

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Hey there! My name is Rachel and I’m a 23 year old wife and mother. I’m decidedly in favor of DIY projects and decidedly against mom-shaming. This blog is my place to take a stand against superiority and to share ways to thrive in motherhood. My hope is that you leave this site feeling validated and encouraged in your mom-bilities.

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