A DIFFERENT WAY TO THINK ABOUT WORKING MOTHERHOOD

What if it were completely possible to be a working mom and no longer feel stressed out? What if feeling stressed out was actually a choice, rather than a requirement of working motherhood? When I first asked myself those questions last year, I was not yet ready to believe them. At the time, I had […]

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SURVIVING MOTHERHOOD

Hey mama, let me ask you a question…In those dark moments of motherhood, have you ever wished there was a non-judgmental, objective and open-minded person that could tell you that everything is going to be ok? I certainly did and still do. After all those years in school, two engineering degrees and an MBA with […]

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Motherhood My Way

When my husband and I announced our pregnancy with Atlas, we received so much love and congratulations. It felt amazing for our tribe to band together in support of Derek and I taking this next step in building our family. It was a dream come true. Alongside those congratulatory remarks came many comments declaring that […]

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Perfection Is The Enemy of Connection – Especially in Motherhood

Pinterest’s algorithm thought I would be interested in creating an accent wall in my soon-to-be-born daughter’s nursery using gold-dot decals. Pinterest was right. (I’m both an aspiring minimalist and a sucker for social-media ads.) My husband, Dan, and I made plans to put the decals on the wall on a Friday night. We dragged our […]

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MOTHERHOOD JOURNEY

My journey to motherhood lacks the tears, perseverance, and honor that comes with a mother who struggles with infertility. I don’t wear those battle scars, but I admire those who do. Because of some things in my history, I thought for sure that would be me. But it wasn’t. I’ve watched family and friends sink […]

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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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