Spring Forward

March in South Florida might be my favorite. A year ago the whole world was shutting down and I distinctly remember my husband and I having a conversation about how fortunate we felt that this was the climate in which we “had” to be locked down in – because this time of year here is […]

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My Life’s Work: An International Journey of Serving and Motherhood

I will never forget that moment sitting on the exam table and attempting to process the words from the doctor. “Oh wow we haven’t had a set of identical twins in years! Congrats!” My IVF journey had been anything but typical. Despite being healthy and young, my first retrieval only yielded 4 embryos and just […]

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Stop Telling Moms What to Do During a Global Pandemic

Women – specifically moms – are leaving the workforce in record numbers as the Covid-19 global health pandemic rages on. It’s now been deemed a national crisis and framed by media as “shocking,” “devastating,” and “a trend that could set women back decades.” You know what else is setting moms back decades? People telling us […]

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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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