Guest Post at Things I Can’t Say

I’m thrilled to be guest posting today for the lovely Shell at Things I Can’t Say. She has an awesome blog that I’ve been following for a long time. Please click over and check it out! :)

Maternity Swimwear: A Marriage of Style and Comfort by Kristen Hurst {Guest Post}

There was a time during my first pregnancy that maternity swim wear was relegated to a swath of dull and unflattering colors, a one-size-fits all mentality, where suits were a function over form design. This need not be the case anymore. As a matter of fact, today’s modern maternity swimwear is comfortable, cute and for under $100, very cost-effective.

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Something’s Gotta Give by Jen Novotny {Guest Post}

My wonderful sister-in-law, Jen, wrote this post for us today! She writes over at On The Night You Were Born, she has three beautiful girls, and she’s super awesome. Show her some love for me! :) 

Long before we had three kids, I remember saying to my cousin (who’s like my sister), “I have what I think must be the perfect job situation — I work part-time, my kids aren’t even home when I work, and yet I still can’t find time for some things. Other moms work full-time, and still have to cook and clean and do laundry and all the same things that I do. How on earth would I do it all if I had to work full-time when I can’t even do it all now working part-time! Something would have to give, but I don’t know what!”

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Stress Management for Busy Moms by Nicole Connolly, PhD {Guest Post}

I’m happy to welcome Nicole Connolly, PhD, today to talk about reducing stress in light of Mental Health Awareness Month. I must say, motherhood has brought me more stress than anything else has! ;) Thank you for being here, Nicole!

If you are like the typical mom, you are on the go from the moment your feet hit the ground.  Between family, work, and household demands, stress can begin to accumulate quickly, with little time left over to manage it.

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10 Low-Cost Mood Boosters by Pauline Wiles {Guest Post}

PaulineWilesToday, I’m happy to introduce you to author Pauline Wiles! Pauline writes articles on lifestyle and organizing and when she offered to write a post about low-cost mood boosters, I was excited to read her ideas. Enjoy!

For the days when you’re feeling just a little bit blue, taking action before your mood sinks further can be really helpful. But that doesn’t mean buying shoes or feasting on chocolate cake. Below are some calorie-free, low-cost options for lifting your spirits.

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Having Another Baby After a Postpartum Mood Disorder by Dr. Jessica Michaelson {Guest Post}

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Jessica Michaelson. I’m so happy to have her here to write about a topic that I struggled over – deciding to have another baby after a postpartum mood disorder. If you’re currently making that decision, I hope you’ll find this post very helpful. Thank you, Dr.!

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Preparing for Baby: Tips for Freezer Meals by BunkinMama {Guest Post}

Today, I’m happy to introduce BunkinMama! When she found out that I was looking for guest posts, she asked right away what I needed help with and I’m so thankful. :) Enjoy her tips for freezer meals!

Congratulations to Kristin and her family on the birth of their beautiful baby girl!

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Strengthening My Self-Identity and the Transition to Parenting by Kathy Morelli {Guest Post}

I’m honored to have Kathy Morelli, LPC, here today to share her story about her transition to parenting. I met Kathy through #PPDChat, and she is an excellent advocate for those suffering from PPMDs. Thank you for being here, Kathy!

Growing up when I did was confusing- to say the least. My parents were raised
with a traditional mindset that valued stay at home moms in the 50s; women of my
mom’s generation were taught to believe that SAH parenting was the “right” thing
to do.

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PPD, PPMDs and Some Not-So-Common Symptoms

Spreading awareness about PPD and other postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs) is something that is very close to my heart.  If it wasn’t for another blogger sharing her experience with a PPMD, I wouldn’t have realized that I needed help.  I didn’t experience symptoms that one might typically associate with depression.  I didn’t “feel” depressed.  Here are some of the not-so-common symptoms of PPMDs that I’d like to share with you:

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Guest Post on Mama’s Comfort Camp

Mama's Comfort Camp

Today, I’m guest posting over at Mama’s Comfort Camp!

My friend, Yael Saar, is a mama on a mission to remove guilt and shame from parenting. She is the Founder and Keeper of the Mama’s Comfort Camp, a Facebook community that functions as a safe haven and refueling station for hundreds of moms from around the world. This community is free and open to moms of kids of any age, and we share our laughter, tears, and triumphs, all the while normalizing motherhood struggles and bridgeing the gap between expectations and reality in a uniquely nurturing environment.

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