Managing Motherhood

When I started this blog – I was at a point in my career journey where I was dealing with a lot of challenges and difficult moments, moments I’d never experienced before. Ultimately they laid the path for this blog to become a reality, and writing about my journey of being a mom in the […]

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SHAME and GUILT in Motherhood

I was never one to get ‘baby fever’ or even know when it was a good time to have a baby. My husband and I knew we wanted to have a family. We were not sure when it would be a good time to start trying. Who is ever financially ready to start a family? […]

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Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

I have a secret for you, corporate moms, you can have it all. Actually, that’s not the secret at all. The secret is in the HOW. You can have it all because you get to define what “it all” means. Spoiler alert- what “it all” is – how you define that – that it is […]

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Finding My Motherhood Identity – And Letting Go Of Perfection

If I start back at the beginning – back to high school Kelli – I was a teenager that did not obsess over marriage and having babies. I was pretty convinced that I was not the maternal type. When a new baby made its way into the world in my family, my cousins would often […]

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Motherhood, Magic and Madness

Motherhood is a beautiful, messy and magical free fall.  It’s 10x harder than I ever expected and more incredible and mind blowing than I ever imagined. For those of us in it, we know the feeling well: Motherhood is your heart forever walking outside of your body. It’s Magic.  As a proud working mom of […]

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Did You Know Burnout and Self-Worth Are Related?

Did you know Burnout and Self Worth are related? I didn’t realize the correlation between burnout and self-worth until recently; however, it makes sense. 2020 has been filled with so many ups and downs, and it has been challenging to navigate the changes with work, childcare, household chores, and social relationships. If I am honest, […]

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MOM-FIDENCE

Before you become a parent, you should be given a set of impossible challenges: American Ninja Warrior style. A 55 minute flight with one inexperienced Mom, one run-away  toddler, a baby with a poopy diaper, and of course, tickets in all the surrounding rows. Unfortunately, we don’t get the challenges first because if we did […]

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IDENTITY CRISIS

Have you ever thought about your identity? Who are you and what makes up your identity? Did you have an identity crisis when you became a mother? When I was pregnant I researched pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding just like all newly pregnant first time moms. Family, friends, even strangers were giving words of advice and making […]

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