• 5 Signs Mom Needs Some Alone Time

    5 Signs Mom Needs Some Alone Time

    We’re waiting for the arrival of our third child and it’s brought up an interesting discussion between my husband and me. We’ve been having dinner dates once a month since December. Although I enjoy his company, I’ve been thinking about how much I really need some alone time. As we prepare to juggle the lives of three children and two pups, I’ve been contemplating a once-a-month trip to the salon (nail or hair). What I’ve been doing instead is taking time during the weekends to add a self-care routine that works for us. The truth is, I wouldn’t feel comfortable taking an

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  • Planning Ahead With #WalmartBaby

    Planning Ahead With #WalmartBaby

    This post is sponsored by Walmart, in collaboration with The Motherhood. Although I received compensation for sharing this information, all thoughts are my own.  We’re six months into our third pregnancy and we can’t wait to welcome our baby to her new home. It hasn’t been the easiest journey this time around, but well worth it. One of the many perks is that we’re closer to the hospital than we were with our second delivery — so convenient, right?  Although our hospital bag has been packed since October, we’re always thinking of new ways to better prepare ourselves for the

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  • 5 Ways To Say ‘Thank You’ And Mean It

    5 Ways To Say ‘Thank You’ And Mean It

    Planning for the holidays can be a bit stressful, and sometimes we forget the true meaning of each one of the holidays. I mean, how can you not love all the decorations and gift baskets surrounding you this holiday season. It almost makes you think you need to get out your Christmas decorations and deck the halls with jolly! The truth is, you don’t.  One thing you can do to get a head start on upcoming holidays is to plan to say “thank you” to the people in your life. Filling The Void After spending approximately 10 days with family

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  • Mom Breaks With Duncan Hines

    Mom Breaks With Duncan Hines

    This post is sponsored by Duncan Hines, in collaboration with The Motherhood. Finding time for myself can be tough. Caring for two boys and two pups while working from home means all I really get to myself are a couple of hours, and this includes sleep. When the clock strikes 8 pm, all I want to do is tuck myself into bed. But that’s nearly impossible these days. Although I only get a couple of hours to myself, they are moments in between when I get to sit back and relax. Taking the time to just breathe is one of them.

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  • #WonderWoman Raised Me

    #WonderWoman Raised Me

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. Being raised with three brothers meant I had to learn to be tough, but my inner strength comes from my mother. She has always been compassionate, stubborn and opinionated — and I wouldn’t want her any other way. Dr Pepper wants you to appreciate the Wonder Woman in your life and has asked me to share my story. For years, my mother worked day and night to help provide for us. Working around the clock meant we never really got

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