Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 22, 2016

As a new mom, I’ve had to let go of so much. Just the other evening, I sat covered in vomit at the movies when my daughter had a tad bit too much to eat and relieved herself all over Momma. I whipped out the package of baby wipes and...

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A Mother’s Journal: The First Six Months

December 18, 2015

I’m a self-proclaimed turtle. Slow-mo New Mexico. There’s no such thing as a fast-paced New Mexican. A unicorn. A chupacabra. They just don’t exist (well maybe the chupacabra). So you can imagine what a change becoming a mom has been...

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A Mother’s Journal: The First 5 Months

November 19, 2015

I’m that annoying mom who talks baby stuff like it’s the only thing I have going on—poopy diapers, tummy time, growth spurts, height and weight percentiles, teething tricks, scooting vs. crawling.  I promised never to become this...

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A Mother’s Journal: The First Three Months

September 29, 2015

How do you even begin to articulate this stage in life? I’ve never been so besieged with thoughts, feelings, emotions, hormones, and bouts of lethargy, while at the same time the happiest I’ve ever been—happy from the depths of my...

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A Mother’s Journal: The Art of Breastfeeding

August 25, 2015

I never thought I’d be one to cry over spilled milk—and not just once, but twice—to completely lose my shit, standing over the kitchen sink and mumbling no…no…why me? Sounds a bit melodramatic, but that’s exactly what happens when a...

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Motherhood Advice: All a Mother Needs Is Love

May 26, 2015

As my due date fast approaches, I’ve been experiencing a wide mix of emotions while also trying to accomplish as many last-minute preparations before our little nugget makes her first appearance. Along with the mother-to-be frenzy is...

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Celebrating Motherhood

May 5, 2015

Seven years ago today, I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. I took her to brunch after church and thanked her for all that she had done for me. At that time, I’d just met the man I would later marry and was still in the throes of my...

Toni’s Special News

January 21, 2015

In less than a month, Dan and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone by and all that has transpired in such a short amount of time. We’ve merged our wonderful families, renovated...

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