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The Center for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders at Monmouth Medical Center

*This post is sponsored by RWJ Barnabas Health and NJMOM. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I recently had the pleasure of touring the Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Center at Monmouth Medical Center. I was accompanied by NJMOM to learn what the center offers for new and expecting mothers. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are a group of symptoms that can affect women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Postpartum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, and psychosis all…

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Motherhood, Postpartum Depression

Dancing into 2018 with My Infinite Agenda

*This post is sponsored by My Infinite Agenda* All opinions & positions are my own. Happy New Year, Friends! The clock has struck twelve and it’s time to start a new. I think the majority of us are ready for a fresh start in the new year! My yearly goals always begin with a supercharged health and wellness plan. I start to actually meal plan during the first few weeks of January, with the hopes of making it to the gym…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood

My Career Took A Backseat After Kids

I said it wouldn’t happen, BUT… My career took a backseat after having kid(s). Taking care of children and a career is hard. Having kids and starting a career is quite the challenge. When I found out I was pregnant I told myself nothing would change. I’d have the baby and a few months after I’d go back to working on my career. I convinced myself I didn’t have to give anything up or compromise, mostly because for months I…

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Motherhood

How we went from having a Co-sleeper to an Independent Sleeper

Our co-sleeping “adventure” has been just that…an adventure. We’ve been co-sleeping with A since we brought her home from the hospital, and it was pretty clear from the first night that she was going to stick to us like glue. And that she has, up until about four months ago! For us, co-sleeping wasn’t really a choice, it was a way for two parents who had no family or help nearby to get some much-needed sleep. It worked for A…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood

How to manage a business and still have time for your family

Creating and managing a business is hard, but imagine having a family on top of that. How do you create a business while having to tend to a family? How do you manage a business while having to go home early each night to pick up the kids, clean the house, and cook dinner? Is it even possible? Over the years of managing a for-profit blog, I’ve learned that it definitely is possible, but it takes a little work to…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood