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Is Nothing Sacred?

Is Nothing Sacred? This week, I am struggling. Struggling to stay grounded in the face of all the negative world events and the feeling that the safety and sanity of our institutions is being undermined. I am feeling soul sick about how we as a count[Read more]
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The Social Pressures of Motherhood & Reclaiming Your Authenticity

Here, Traci Ruble, LMFT, courageously offers insight into how we, as mothers, relate to our social environments—the constructed, patriarchal norms we face and internalize; the rage that arises when we “other” ourselves and/or our community; and[Read more]
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Mothers Rising Strong

Honest Mamas is a socially conscious, women owned and operated business that, in addition to being a website devoted to the well being of mothers everywhere, considers itself a forum for social advocacy. This summer, the Honest Mamas team was invite[Read more]
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We Are All Family

It is not easy being a human right now. Turn one way – BAM! A new terrorist attack on innocent civilians. Turn another way – BAM! People of color being targeted and terrorized on our streets by those sworn to protect them. Turn yet again – BAM![Read more]
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Befriend Your Enemies: Five Mom Sanity Busters and How to Embrace Them

Another dirty diaper. Another missed nap. Another tantrum on the way out the door. Another day with no alone time. Another mess. Another evening exhausted when you thought you’d have energy to read your book. I don’t know about you but this is a [Read more]

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Is Nothing Sacred?

Is Nothing Sacred?

Is Nothing Sacred? This week, I am struggling. Struggling to stay grounded in the face of all the negative world events and the feeling that the safety and sanity of our institutions is being undermined. I am feeling soul sick about how we as a country and as a species are holding ourselves and the… Continue Reading

We Are All Family

We Are All Family

It is not easy being a human right now. Turn one way – BAM! A new terrorist attack on innocent civilians. Turn another way – BAM! People of color being targeted and terrorized on our streets by those sworn to protect them. Turn yet again – BAM! Your own privilege (or lack of privilege) slaps… Continue Reading

Mom Jeans

Mom Jeans

While dressing for the day on a recent morning, the realization hit me like a ton of bricks. My jeans are “Mom Jeans.” They are roomy, comfortable, dark wash, and high-waisted enough that when I lean over or sit on the floor I don’t expose myself. Momentarily, I was filled with shame. What had become… Continue Reading

Bad Day With Baby?

Bad Day With Baby?

Try remembering the acronym C.A.R.E. when times get tough: C = Compassion Please try to have compassion for yourself in the moment. Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world and there is no such thing as “leaving the office.” Try to remember that when you are tired and triggered, you are vulnerable.… Continue Reading

The Shift from Perfectionism to Allowing

The Shift from Perfectionism to Allowing

It has taken me years to figure out how to be a happier mother and I still have bad days. Who doesn’t? Part of parenting is the ride—the terrible times that make the sweet times sweeter. Frustration and struggle are a normal part of parenting. However, cultivating an attitude of “allowing” increases satisfaction and peace… Continue Reading

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