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ModaBox: My Favorite Online Stylists for Moms

Mom confession: During my first pregnancy, I gained seventy pounds, and, in my second pregnancy, I gained forty-five pounds. With rapid weight gain like that, depression didn’t wait until the postpartum phase to introduce itself to me. As I entered the second trimester of my first pregnancy, I felt depressed because gaining that much weight […]

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Bloom :: A Event for New and Expecting Moms

Sometimes being a mom can be a little lonely, right?  Especially when you are a new mom.  There are so many challenges that you face:   The self doubt- “Am I doing this right?” “What am I doing?” “Am I enough?” YES! You are! And you are doing great! Finding new mommy friends-  You don’t want […]

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Here’s Why Kids Really Are Cuter When They Sleep

Is there anything cuter than a sleeping baby? Laughing babies come close, but seeing our kids’ angelic faces in a deep state of rest, breathing steadily, and peacefully asleep, melts away whatever frustrations they’ve caused us during the day.  I imagine it’ll get creepy at a certain age to peek into my kids’ rooms, fix […]

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Love Is NOT Worry: Why We Do It and How to Stop

We often believe that one of the main reasons we worry about the important people in our lives is because we love them, but love is not worry.   Science has recently found that new mothers actually produce a “worry gene” in the days and weeks after the birth of their babies. This gene can […]

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4 Things I Wish Other Drivers Would Do

I love to drive. I love to drive with the windows rolled down and the wind blowing through my hair, with the radio playing my daughter, Ilse’s, and my favorite songs (currently Belinda Carlisle’s classic “Heaven is a Place on Earth”). I love to drive down empty freeways in the morning and on grey, foggy […]

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