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Moms Who Inspire : Liddy Arens

Before interviewing Liddy Arens, I was already immensely intrigued by her story, or should I say her “birthing stories.” Liddy, a mother of four, has had two unassisted births, and all her babies were born in super relaxed meditative states. As a new mom who recently went through labor, this was really hard to comprehend. …

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My Experience With Meditation For Postpartum Depression

When I became pregnant last year I was elated. I had been trying to conceive for six months and when I saw the positive pregnancy test, I couldn’t help but smile ear to ear. It had finally happened, I was going to be a mother. The day my daughter Annabell was born was the best …

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Dear Pre-Mom Self: It’s Time To Let You Go

Let me just get this out of the way first, I love being a mother. When people say they never knew what true love was until they became a parent, they aren’t exaggerating. It’s the single best thing that has ever happened in my life. But I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t …

14 minutes
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How 6 Moms Created Memories Their Kids Will Remember For A Lifetime

As a mom, what can you do to create the best possible memories with your child? To figure this out, I asked a small group of friends (& my dad) to share their favorite childhood memory with their moms. I wanted to see if there were any common threads that tied their stories together. Here …

19 minutes
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Moms Who Inspire: Heidi Kristoffer

When I think of Heidi Kristoffer only one word comes to mind: Balance. Whether it’s balancing career and home or literally balancing on her hands (she’s known for her killer yoga inversion skills), this mama of two knows how to juggle all the different things that are thrown her way. Heidi is the creator of the …

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Struggling With Pregnancy or Parenthood? Watch This.

In the beginning of 2016, my parents and I began a family tradition… a recorded weekly Skype call in which we all ask one another a meaningful question that we all answer. On one such call, my parents riffed on what life might have been like without me. It’s hard to tell by watching the …

4 minutes
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Why One Insta-Mom Celebrated Losing Followers

Last month when I started losing Instagram followers I got really excited. Yeah, you aren’t seeing things, I just said I’m excited about people NOT liking me. And here’s why… Recently, I made a decision to not share anything on social media that wasn’t the truth. I decided I was going to be more open …

14 minutes
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The First Days of Motherhood: My Education in Letting Go

The first thing I did when I got home from the hospital after giving birth was get down on my hands and knees and scrub the kitchen floor. It wasn’t even dirty. My parents – visiting from out of state – had cleaned my entire apartment the day before. And having just spent 4 nights …

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