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Treat Yo Self

May 1, 2017
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I was putting on my bra one morning when my husband said, “Seriously. GET A NEW BRA.” He’s not an ass. I promise. To be fair, the ONE BRA I was wearing day in and day out was a nursing bra I got while pregnant with my son…in 2015 … from Target. It got me through my first pregnancy, breast feeding my son, the sad deflate gate after I weaned him AND the good part of my second pregnancy.

When your husband has to tell you to upgrade your underwear, you know it’s getting bad. So I did it one day. I got another Target nursing bra for under $20 and brought it home with me. It totally felt like a treat, not a necessity. That is until I was zoning out on Instagram one night and saw a brand of maternity/post-partum lingerie. No joke, a woman had posted a hospital photo of the brand’s bra in her sexy one-size fits all humans hospital underwear and I thought, “She looks gorgeous.”

And that’s when it hit me. Treating yourself isn’t about buying one measly bra as a necessity at Target. It’s about doing something completely unnecessary for yourself that reminds you of how worthy you are of being lavished in goodness.

It doesn’t have to be a material item. It can be a girl’s trip, a weekend getaway, a haircut or a massage. But for me … I wanted to take my sexiness seriously. So I got a longline bra from Mayana Geneviere. You guys. I feel like a woman. For real. It’s so elegant and sensual and practical. Turns out, this thing grows (and shrinks) with you as you go through all the creepy stages of boob-town. You can even breast feed while wearing it without the crazy snaps to unhook. I was so inspired by my new lingerie that I even got a bikini wax. Yep. 35 weeks pregnant and my husband refused to help me down there. DOESN’T HE KNOW I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING?!

I hope you treat yourselves ladies, even if it’s with things not everyone can see, because you deserve it.

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The Madness Called Mealtime

Until you live with a tiny human (or a couple of them), you have no idea how harrowing mealtime can actually be.  I envisioned my sweet family gathered around the table, laughing, talking about our day, all eating the same delicious home cooked meal…

April 12, 2017
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Go Go Baby Gadgets

Hey mommas! Still wondering what to do with those lingering gift cards hanging around from the holidays? Here’s my list for mom-to-be and new mom must haves! I personally own these items and can attest to the fact that each has given me a…

April 5, 2017
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Ways To Make New Mom Friends

As a follow up to my last piece on how I found my Mommy Tribe, I’ve compiled a list of ways to find yours. Remember, it’s survival of the fittest, you gotta hit on the hottest mom in class first to make sure everyone…

March 21, 2017
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If I Could Turn Back Time

Let’s begin with, if you can read that title without singing it, you might be dead inside. Moving on. I like to think that I did a pretty bad ass job with Jagger. He’s a kind, sweet, smart, curious kiddo who sleeeeeeps! Hooray for…

March 7, 2017
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What Day Is It? No Seriously.

Anyone without kids who think they know true exhaustion can suck it. I say this with love, but also with a straight face. I have never known the depths of exhaustion until I had kids. I knew what it was like to not sleep…

February 21, 2017
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Mom Advice

Traveling Circus

When my first baby was 4 months old, my husband and I took him from Vancouver to Australia. He didn’t make a peep for the entire 15-hour flight. My husband, on the other hand, snored like a freight train for the better part of…

February 20, 2017
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Mom Advice

Finding Focus & Goal Domination in 2017

Social media is shitty for one reason: I just find myself thinking, “Why do they get to have that life? I want that! I deserve that!” And the second I said those words outlaid to a friend, I knew something needed to change. While…

February 6, 2017
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Mama Must-Haves

Ladies, let’s face it – Momming is hard stuff!  When I had my babies, I’m not gonna lie – it took me a LONG time to come out from underneath my yoga pants, slippers and bathrobe.  I was like Stella…trying to get my groove…

February 2, 2017