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You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

We all have those days. The days when from the moment you open your eyes, it’s a struggle. You wonder how you’ll ever get through, and you question everything you’re doing as a parent. You’re pulled in ten different directions and feel like you need to grow an extra set of hands just to get […]

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Embracing My Body so My Kids do the Same

In September, I had the opportunity to see Embrace—a documentary created by Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt. Here’s the trailer so you can see what it’s about:   I’ve been thinking about doing a post about this movie since the minute it started. The facts are scary and sad: 91% of women are unhappy with […]

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New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me?

Mama’s Resolutions for the Coming Year You could say that this past year was a big one for my daughter, E, and me – life-changing really. I found my sense of independence after living with my mother for many months. I moved out, found a place for E and me to call home, I turned […]

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2016 Reader Survey + A Chance to WIN a Target Gift Card!

We can hardly believe that this is the last month of 2016 and that we are coming up on ONE YEAR since we launched Syracuse Moms Blog. The growth, the connections, and the community that we have experienced have absolutely taken our breath away.  With everything that we do, we have YOU in mind, and we want to continue to bring you […]

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Mamas, Stop Apologizing

Dear mamas,    Enough already.   When a friend visits your home, don’t start off by apologizing. It doesn’t matter if your laundry isn’t put away, or if your toddler is in the middle of a meltdown.    When you post a photo online, please, do not apologize for your non-existent triple chin, or the […]

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“Incompatible with Life”

The third presidential debate aired Wednesday, October 19, less than a week after I terminated a very wanted pregnancy. My life, my baby, my decision, was now thrown into the national spotlight by our presidential candidates. Every comment that was made was said about me. About my baby. About my decision. I am not asking […]

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5 Reasons To Give Up Mom Guilt for Good

5 Reasons to Give Up Mom Guilt Forever

If you’re a mom you have at one time or another succumbed to dreaded mom guilt. You know, the feeling that you’re not good enough or not doing the right thing, mom guilt. When you’ve missed an important milestone or event, or handled a situation incorrectly, mom guilt. Well today, I’m here to tell you […]

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The Long Bumpy Road

The Long Bumpy Road

I never wanted to be a mom. It was never my dream or desire to be a mother to one, let alone three, children. Now, I can’t imagine my life without them. Sleepy hugs and cuddles after nap time and wilting flowers from the lawn are what I live for. I love them with every […]

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"How long are you going to breastfeed?"

“How long are you going to breastfeed?”

At 33, I have a pretty solid crew of childless friends and colleagues. It’s fun to share perspectives on parenting with them, especially when it comes to “hot button” issues like discipline, sleep training, and of course, breastfeeding. If you visit us at home, chances are, if you stay long enough you’ll get to witness […]

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