Friday Fresh Picks for Mother’s Day!

Happy Friday, friends! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you probably have no clue what to get your mom. I like to keep a running list of the last five gifts I got her, just so I don’t repeat a year! Most of the time I stress until the very last minute because she’s so hard to shop for. But now that the “we turn into our mother’s” statement is coming true I…

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Friday fresh Picks

6 ways moms can reset themselves.

Yesterday I read an article about the many ways husbands can reset their wives. It was such a great article I saved it to send to Tyler ;). But this week he’s been in another state at a work conference and this mom needed to be RESET! So I had to get creative in order to keep myself from losing my sanity. I realized the list I came up was filled with little things I could do everyday for myself,…

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Motherhood

Why we all need some online mom friends

I have four amazing online mom friends who I speak to almost everyday. Getting down to that small group of women is a long story, so I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. When I was pregnant with A I used the babycenter app. I frequently visited their forums and even asked a few questions. Eventually a Facebook group was started, and thus began my adventure into finding mom friends online. Much like online dating this experience was…eventful. The…

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My motherhood is different than yours, and that’s an asset.

    If you spend any time on social media you will see countless articles explaining the different types of mom shaming. I think we all remember how much of an uproar the internet was over Hilary Duff kissing her son on the lips. If you talk to a mom friend I’m sure she can give you an example of a time she was judged for a decision she made. Women are passionate human beings, and you throw a kid…

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The moment I knew being a working mom was best for my daughter & me.

For the past two years I’ve had it in my head that being a stay at home mom was the best option for my family. Everyone told me I would regret not being around for “The Firsts.” So I devoted most of my time to A, and have stayed home with her since she was born. But for the past two days I’ve worked in the city and I can’t tell you enough how much I have loved it! You…

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Motherhood

To the women who came before me.

When I first told my grandmother I was diagnosed with postpartum depression I could hear in her voice that she already knew. She then proceeded to tell me of her experience. She talked about what she felt after having every child, and the pain she was told to hide. My grandmother had my mother at the age of 16, and had 3 more children in the years proceeding. Her last child, my uncle, was diagnosed with epilepsy and spent the…

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Postpartum Depression

Spring transitions with Pink Blush

Growing up we were taught about the four seasons, and my childish mind looked at those 4 equal parts of the pie thinking each season lasted as long as the last. But the truth is, Spring in the northeast lasts for a few weeks and then the dreaded 80 degree weather hits us. One day we are bundled up, and the next everyone is running around in short sleeves. My wardrobe has become a stock of layers that compliment each…

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Fashion & Beauty

Our 5 favorite places to explore in New Jersey

Being a stay at home mom gives me the opportunity to travel around our area during the week with A. When we moved to central NJ she was about two months old, and a day trip was quite an easy thing to do. But now that she’s a rambunctious toddler I’m constantly searching for interactive places to take her. We’ve visited the numerous zoos, aquariums, museums, & farms, and now have a list of our favorite spots! So I’m sharing…

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Lifestyle

Becoming a selfish mother

When is the last time you left the house without feeling guilty?  I mean, just walked out the door as easily as your husband does.  Not often, right? For the past two years I have pretty much devoted every part of my life to A. First it was her colic, then my PPD, her dairy allergy, teething, my anxiety, and now we are approaching the terrible twos. AND I NEED A BREAK.  For the longest time I thought taking on…

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Motherhood

How to grow closer to your spouse during wedding planning.

Our wedding is 3 months away and I honestly can’t believe it. The truth is, I thought the wedding planning process would be a lot harder than it has turned out to be. I pictured Tyler and I getting into silly tiffs over who to invite or where our friends would sit. But the truth is this process has brought us closer than we were a year ago, granted I was still dealing with my PPD, but something that usually…

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