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Articles by Amanda Colbert

Staying Up Late: The Productive Mom

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I'm running on three hours of sleep today. Sometime around 1 am, my headache finally subsided with the help of some Excedrin Migraine. While sleep overtook me, my daughter had other plans. She woke up...

Nursery Design Trends For 2018

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Remember when I mentioned I'm moving to Iowa? Well, that happened a few months ago and all the while we've been house-hunting. Luckily we found a great realtor (shameless plug) and closed on our first...

What A Mom Wants, What A Mom Needs

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Most moms aren't multi-millionaires raking in the dough. And that's ok - there's nothing particularly superior about being wealthy. Really, the only thing that makes having a little extra cash nice is...

You Have A Baby. Your Friend Doesn't.

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In my earlier post, I mentioned two things: I'll be doing a series on fertility (and infertility), and some of my loved ones struggle with their own fertility. When my friend called me and said the en...

It's Wean Time For The Screen Time

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I am by no means a perfect mom. If anything, I probably embrace the hot mess mom mentality to an extreme. In my eyes, parenting (or just life generally) is a series a battles. To win the war, you gott...

Keep Up Your Mom-entum

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The very first article I wrote for this site was focused on learning not to be "that parent". You know, the judgy kind that make you feel terrible for letting your baby cry longer than forty-two secon...

Mamarinos: Moms Who Love True Crime

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Today I look like a typical mom - I'm wearing athleisure clothing, a nursing bra, and a look of exhaustion. My toddler is busy running around the play area at the mall as I pretend to watch him and wr...

Meals For Moms: What's On My Plate This Week

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I feel like I'm just now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for me here - this summer has been on of great change and transition for so many in my family. Part of resurfacing from all of the st...

The Father Of My Children, In His Own Words

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My husband, Stephen, has always been "keeper" material. Well before we started dating, I told Stephen that he'd make a great husband to someone someday. Looking back, he says that remark caught his at...

The Best Post-Birth Products For Your Body

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A recent discussion led to the realization that I was downright spoiled at the hospital following both of my kids' deliveries. Those angels they call nurses loaded me up with all the postpartum recove...

The Key To Doing It All? Not Doing All Of It

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In an attempt to pick back up on my bullet journaling adventure, I plotted out a few pages to track my daily habits and activities. This list includes everything from washing dishes to flossing my tee...

Remind Me Again To Put Self-Care First

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Over the last two months, my life has been full steam ahead toward one goal after another. All of these involved me giving up something basic - decent sleep, regular showers, keeping my nipples inside...

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