Don’t Let Family Bully You

Imagine this: you and a longtime friend are hanging out, getting coffee at Starbucks because that’s what you do. You are talking, having a great time, when all of a sudden you say something that wasn’t entirely the smartest thing you’ve ever said. It happens; it’s what you do. But your friend? They lash out. […]

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Life in the Linz Lane: Lessons Learned from Goodbye

It was only a couple of days ago; I sat on the tarmac waiting for my plane to take off, clutching desperately to a one-way ticket. I looked out the window and searched for a sign, a revelation, if you will. I needed to know I was doing the right thing. Yet desperately as I […]

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Why Your Mom Will Always Be Your Best Friend

For most girls, there comes a point somewhere on the timeline consisting of loose teeth, training bras, first crushes, high school drama, going away to college, finding our first jobs and everything else in between, where we realize our moms aren’t just our moms, but our friends as well. For me, that came one particular […]

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An Ode to Little Brothers

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When you were young, it’s likely you couldn’t stand them—they were gross, dirty, annoying, and didn’t understand the importance of privacy. If you had a diary, chances are they read it. When you were in 6th grade and met the “love of your life,” you know they listened in on your phone calls, reporting a […]

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage: The Inevitable Pressures of the Baby Carriage

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We’ve all heard this nursery rhyme: “Johnny and Amy sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.” Of course, like most things we said as children, it didn’t really resonate how truthful those words were until we got older and began experiencing the tree […]

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What to do when you don’t get along with your significant other’s family

Your relationship with your significant other may be leaving you feeling as though you are on cloud nine. However, there is one major caveat that may hinder or obstruct your relationship from flourishing and moving forward. How do you cope if you do not get along with your significant other’s family? Despite the reason for […]

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Your First Time… Planning a Picnic

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As the days grow warmer and the trees start to bud, our thoughts are beginning to stray more and more from our everyday responsibilities to daydreams of the endless possibilities spring and summer bring with them. Some people long for outdoor concerts beneath the stars, others are itching to get their bikes out on unknown […]

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What We’re Loving Right Now: Mustela Daily Baby Care

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  Mustela has been the skincare expert for babies and mommies-to-be since 1950 and it’s their natural, high quality approach that keeps them on top. Mustela Bébé products contain 92% ingredients of natural origin on average and all Mustela products are hypoallergenic and free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, phtalates or alcohol (how awesome is that?). I […]

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Your First Time… Taking a Pregnancy Test

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Are you experiencing any “symptoms” of pregnancy? You might turn to a pregnancy test to confirm your suspicions. For some, the thought of taking a pregnancy test is frightening! For others, it is considered to be one of the best moments of their lives. Whether you are trying to conceive or not, the time “not […]

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Just Say No: Why those two letters shouldn’t make you feel guilty

Say No (Image Credit: Ashley Webb)

One word. Two letters. No. Although the word “no” may be one short and easy word to articulate, it seems to be one of the hardest words to roll off the tongue when needed. Saying no to a request or plead is a form of rejection, and let’s face it, no one loves rejection. But […]

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Why It’s Okay Not To Want Kids

Over the past few years, some major changes have been happening on my Facebook news feed. Babies. Children. Pregnant ladies. More babies. It’s endless, and it has all led me to the inevitable conclusion that everyone I know is having children. Why is that a problem? Do I not appreciate the miracle of life? I’m […]

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Diary of a mommy with a sick kid…

So, for the 2nd time, our daughter Olivia caught a horrible cold for the holidays. Last year she was sick the day after Christmas, this year we started the New Year off pretty crummy. 2 days prior she sounded slightly nasally, but while sitting down for breakfast New Years Day, everything changed and our cozy […]

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