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Child Development

How to encourage independence in children

Photo by Kindel Media on Pexels.com You’ve never been challenged until that comes from your own flesh and blood. There is just something about hearing the word ‘no’ from a 30-lbs, 3-inch human, that just doesn’t feel right. After all, for the greater part of these few years you’ve cleaned their butt, wiped snot and essentially… Continue reading How to encourage independence in children

Health & Wellness

Let’s Talk about Mommy’s Mental Health

Photo by Liza Summer on Pexels.com In the past two weeks I've encountered three social media posts about mothers who were feeling overwhelmed. I get it, motherhood can be hard and we don't speak about it enough sometimes. But what I didn't expect was the level of vitriol, unsupportiveness and backlash these women received in… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Mommy’s Mental Health

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Pregnancy: Sometimes there are sacrifices

The ups and downs of pregnancy can be a sure ticket to giving yourself or anyone around you whiplash; one moment you’re overwhelmingly happy, the other you’re so frustrated, you can barely think. And while pregnancy is different for each person, ultimately, the journey sees women sacrificing something for a peaceable few months. For this… Continue reading Pregnancy: Sometimes there are sacrifices

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Pregnancy: A Journey to Total Bliss

Kimara Caballero-Morris carries her baby girl with grace. For each woman it is different. It is one of life's mysteries if you ask me. The result or destination is usually the same but that journey to getting there, is quite literally another story. For instance, if her pregnancy was anything to go by, Kimara Caballero-Morris should… Continue reading Pregnancy: A Journey to Total Bliss

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Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, the Frightening

Audia is about ready to pop Pregnancy is one heck of an experience. For some it’s butterflies and all things lovely, for others it is an experience that allows you to learn alot about yourself, your body and its strength. But no matter the encounter, the journey to parenthood is motivation enough to push (see… Continue reading Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, the Frightening

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What it’s like being pregnant: JC’s Story

In my first trimester, my stomach was my alarm clock. I vomited bile almost every morning before getting ready for work. The toilet bowl and I had a standing appointment. By the time I got to the office, I would feel like myself again until I got hungry. She (spoiler alert, it’s a girl!) was not pleased when she was hungry.