How to Survive Air Travel with a Toddler

Traveling with toddlers or babies can be a nerve racking experience. You’re nervous that they won’t do well, that you won’t be able to hold it together, and that you are going to annoy everyone around you. I mean, we have all had that moment on an airplane...

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The Push for Perfection From Our Children

Our society is obsessed with perfection, success, popularity, and being the best. How many likes you get on social media, how much money you make, and how perfectly your house is decorated is all of vital importance. We must be perfect, we must be the best, we must be...

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How to Inspire a Love of Reading in Toddlers

** This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commision off of things I recommend on this page. All opinions are my own and I would never recommend something I do not love!** Everyone knows that reading is important, especially with little kids....

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I am so excited to be nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Brandiann at Mamma Review! Brandiann blogs about all things motherhood, lifestyle and honest reviews. You can read her Sunshine Award here!   WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD? The Sunshine...

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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 may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commision off of things I recommend on this page. All opinions are my own and I would never recommend something I do not love!** My baby turned 1 just a couple weeks ago! I’m still a little bit in...

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Why Every Mom Needs A Hobby

** This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commision off of things I recommend on this page. All opinions are my own and I would never recommend something I do not love!** I firmly believe every mother should have at least one hobby that is not...

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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 this...

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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 there. You need...

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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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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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