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The Empty Nester Adventure

I had a similar feeling as I sat in my living room on the night after I returned home from taking my daughter Anne to college. Similar, but not the same. In college, I was excited to be done with finals and to get my degree and to start my career. Now, I was not excited. I didn’t want to be done being the Soccer Mom and the PTA Treasurer.

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Friday Cheers : Self Care

Focusing on self care can easily fall to the wayside when things get hairy, and especially when you are caring for the littlest ones in your family. While it is important to make time for you, getting creative with the ways and things that fill your proverbial well, can be a must. (Photo by Lindsay Goedken)

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The Enneagram : Discovering You

At its core, the Enneagram consists of nine different personality types, all of which consist of specific thinking and feeling patterns. In a time where lots of things in my life have changed (read: job, new parenting role, home town) the Enneagram has made me much more self aware and knowledgeable about my own natural tendencies.

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Ten Ways To Love Your New Mom Friend

Motherhood has redefined us, but it is not the only thing that defines us. It can be hard to relate to, especially if you haven't been a mom before, but we need our friends as much as we need our sleep. For those with a new mom friend in their lives, here are some things we want you to know about befriending your mom friend during that very hard and wonderful first year of motherhood. 

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Mom of Eight

Let go of your expectations of what you think motherhood looks like. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Apologize often. But don’t apologize for the way you raise your family (haters are always going to hate).


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MAMASTRONG

Being a mom is amazing. What else can put you through the biggest physical, mental, and emotional feat of your life, and end in something you love more than yourself.

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Single Mom, Twice the Strength

I always tell my kids that if I can do it, they can too. Your life can never get so bad that you can't pick yourself back up and make different choices. Education is important to me and I am showing them that through my actions. I can be pretty prideful and I don't like to ask for help. But now I know that the wise thing to do is ask for help when you need it. No parent can do it all by themselves. 

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