• 3 Things to Sacrifice When You Have a Baby

    3 Things to Sacrifice When You Have a Baby

    October 19, 2018

    Val has four children and today she is posting here on my blog with her sound wisdom in regards to the sacrifices you may need to make after you add a baby to your family. I always appreciate the practical advice that she offers in her writing as well as the personal experience she is…

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  • 3 Awesome Reasons To Make Big Transitions Early

    October 5, 2018

    3 Awesome Reasons to Make Big Transitions Early originally appeared on Team Cartwright. We make big transitions pretty early around here. Well, early by today’s standards. To be honest, I’m doing things at the same pace that my mother did them with us. We potty trained Jack around age 2 and transitioned both of our…

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  • 3 Important Reasons to Work When Your Kids are Awake

    3 Important Reasons to Work When your Kids are Awake

    August 3, 2018

    I’ve heard the phrase branded about like it’s a badge of honour you wear. “I only work when my kids are asleep.” Well, I’m here to put to rest the idea that only working when your kids are asleep isn’t actually as amazing as you might think it is. In fact, I would even go…

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  • How to Effectively Cope With the Mental Load of Motherhood

    August 1, 2018

    It’s the one thing that no one really talks to expecting moms about. The mental load that comes with motherhood. Perhaps it’s because it’s something that is difficult to describe to someone that isn’t already experiencing it. But, it is challenging. Perhaps one of the most challenging things that is part of being a mom. I…

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  • How To Make Time For a Shower: 5 Self-Care Tips For Moms

    How To Make Time For a Shower: 5 Self-Care Tips For Moms

    July 25, 2018

    Are you one of those moms that never seems to be able to properly get ready for the day? Do you struggle to even fit a shower into your routine? It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, I’m going to confess that I’ve never had to skip a shower even in the crazy…

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  • The 3 Reasons Why ‘Breast Is Best’ Actually Isn’t True

    March 7, 2018

    Oh, the mama wars I have seen on this topic. “Breast is best” or “fed is best”. Actually, neither of those phrases are particularly helpful. Neither of them allows for a holistic outlook. There is so much more to this issue than a simple catchphrase can cover, and here’s why: 1) We’re All Unique Breastfeeding…

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  • How To Navigate The Seasons of Motherhood

    February 21, 2018

    Ever heard the phrase, ‘this too shall pass‘? I personally don’t love it because it never actually helped me in the moment. However, there is truth to it, because life really does run in seasons. There are hardships and valleys (read about how I overcame mine –> HERE), joy and jubilation, and then sometimes it’s…

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  • How To Have A Happy Marriage When You Have Small Children

    January 26, 2018

    Mamas, I’m not a marriage expert. I’m here in the thick of it. Y’know, two toddlers, one just 18 months younger than the other. My days are full and crazy. Most evenings I barely have anything left to give. My marriage is still new in the scheme of things at just close to 4 years…

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  • This Is Hands Down The Best Planner For Moms!

    December 20, 2017

    The ultimate planner. That is the title I’m giving to the Mom On The Go Planner from In The Leafy Treetops. I’ve been using their 2017 planner all year and loved it. I loved it so much that I reached out to them to see if they’d like to send me the 2018 planner so…

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  • 5 Better Things to Say Instead of "The Dishes Can Wait"

    5 Better Things To Say Instead of “The Dishes Can Wait”

    October 4, 2017

    If you’re a mother and you’ve never heard or read the phrase “the dishes can wait”…well, I don’t believe you. The concept behind the phrase is that you need to set aside the things that can wait in order to take time to soak up precious moments with your children. And I get it. I…

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