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Self-Care

I Made a Different Choice

Today, I lost the battle. The juggling act of moms everywhere, attempting to accomplish an unlimited number of tasks in a limited amount of time. But when mom loses, who actually wins? It’s 4pm, and my groceries are still on the counter from the morning. Lunch is somehow on the…

Family

The Maid of Honor

Being a maid of honor is not for sissies. I have been bestowed the honor for my soon-to-be sister in law’s upcoming wedding. We have spent countless hours planning the wedding, creating the guest list, locking in vendors. Now we’re finalizing the details. If you think wrangling kids is hard,…

Self-Care

5 Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos

I have had a rough couple of days. Between nap skipping, toddler screeching, twin fighting, and baby teething, I’ve had a few moments where I thought I was going to lose my mind and some moments where I actually did. I don’t have an answer for how to end the…

Papa Posts

Trying New Things

Ever feel like you’ve missed the boat on some things? Do you tell yourself that you’re too old or too busy to try something new? I have, plenty of times. The thing is, when I actually push myself past the anxiety of trying something new, I find that the task…

Self-Care

Enjoy Today and Leave Tomorrow Alone

Today is a day where smiling and breathing come easy. I’ve had a very rough time with my toddlers for about a year, and the closer they get to three, the more I’m loving being a mom. They’re beginning to listen a little better, which means we can do more…

Self-Care

Fill Yourself Up

Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like if the house was quiet during daylight hours. Can you imagine it? No screaming. No messes. Just you and a book, a meal, a favorite past-time. As much as I yearn for a few calm moments, I know I would miss the…

Self-Care

The Desitin Disaster

This morning’s Desitin Disaster reminded me of the Poopocalypse, and although it was less disgusting, it was infinitely more difficult to clean up. I can barely clean Desitin off of my hands after using it properly, but this morning’s debacle has left us smelling like Desitin, despite multiples baths and…

Food

10pm Tamale & Tea Time

I’ve acquired a new habit while writing. I can’t believe I’m only noticing it now. Most nights around ten o’clock, I make myself a cup of loose leaf Earl Grey tea and a microwaveable tamale. We eat dinner around 5:30, so by 10pm, I’m often hungry. And I’m not one…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Rough Days, Exercise Droughts, & Pottytraining

Motherhood is HARD I’m just struggling, every day, as a mom. Is this normal? -Tuckered Out Mama Dear Tuckered Out Mama, I think it can be very normal to go through trying periods as a mom. I find that every three months, my girls make huge development strides, and I…

Body Image

The Post Baby Body

I’ve been having a rough couple of days with my post baby body. Sometimes I could care less that I have stretch marks and extra skin, and sometimes it actually begins to affect my self-worth. I’ve yet to experience another attribute that allows me to devalue myself, quite like weight…