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Emilia Rose

Emilia Rose

Now that I am close to giving birth to our second child, I find myself reflecting on my first birth. While not everything went the way I imagined it would, my experience was peaceful, empowering, and positive. On June 9th, 2011 at 1:16 am I pulled my little girl out of the water and onto […]

Welcome Austin’s Local Mom Leader- Amber!

Welcome Austin’s Local Mom Leader- Amber!

Hello.  My name is Amber, and I’m an accidental natural parent.  Three and a half years ago, when my son was born, I was a firm believer in disposable diapers, store bought baby food, and Johnson & Johnson baby products.  Now, I cloth diaper, make my own baby food, wear my kids, and refuse unnecessary […]

It will happen.

It will happen.

I’ll be honest. I don’t have much to offer in the way of advice or tips when it comes to potty training. I wish I did. I wish I had THE answer, but the fact is, there just isn’t one. I fully believe that there is a window of opportunity in which you can be […]

the good mother myth: Book Review

the good mother myth: Book Review

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“Her kids have always slept through the night, and even if they don’t, she still manages to look like she has had eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. There is always a well-balanced, home cooked meal on her dinner table. She holds down a fulfilling job while still finding time to join the PTA, run the […]

My Struggle With Co-Parenting

My Struggle With Co-Parenting

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I adore my husband. Over the last decade our friendship started through a mutual friend and lasted throughout high school. We stayed in touch through boot camp, being stationed overseas, deployments, eating disorders, mental break downs and more. Our relationship grew into something that neither of us ever expected and is everything I never thought […]

In Defense of Dependence

In Defense of Dependence

“Don’t touch me!” She screams over and over and over until it melts somehow into a plea for me. “Mommy mommy mommy mommy. I want you.” I pull her into my lap and cradle her to my heart. “I’ve got you. I promise. It’s hard for you right now but it’s OK. I’m here. I […]

Harper.

Harper.

My sweet girl came into the world on Father’s Day. Her birth was what I would consider a breeze in comparison to my first. I was feeling super confident in my abilities as a mom to a newborn at that point. That was foolish on my part, wasn’t it? What did I know about having […]

Winter Activities for All Budgets (And Tired Moms)

Winter Activities for All Budgets (And Tired Moms)

Since recently going from a full-time working mommy in the southern California desert to a stay at home mom in central Ohio, I’ve gotten a crash course in cabin fever. As much as I love my child, picking up blocks for the 47th time in an hour gets old fast. Kayla’s post really struck home […]