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The Comparison Cure

As we are all aware of by now: Comparison is the thief of joy. But I don’t let that stop me! I am incredible at comparison. If there was an award for this… It would be MINE! It’s part of my personality. I’m really good at looking at things critically and figuring out ways toRead More

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Judgement Proof Parenting

Disclaimer: There is an affiliate link in this article. If you click through and make a purchase I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you. “You can’t claim to care about the welfare of children if you’re shaming other parents for the choices they’re making.” Brené Brown Because I talk about parentingRead More

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Crush mom guilt

Tell me if this sounds familiar: After a long day, I finally get the last kid down for bed. They’ve all been fed, hopefully teeth-brushed, read to, sung to, rocked, bounced, nursed, probably re-nursed, and the house is quiet. I’ve been looking forward to this all day! I can finally get the dishes or laundryRead More

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Create a safety net of community support

In this episode you will find me unapologetically mixing metaphors… like it or not! In the wild, female elephants surround a birthing mother elephant in a tightly knit circle to assist and celebrate the new arrival. This behavior isn’t unique to the animal kingdom. Throughout history and across cultures, birthing and mothering women haveRead More

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Surviving a sick baby

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you follow the link and make a purchase I receive a commission at no additional cost to you.  There’s nothing worse than a sick baby! While that’s not entirely true, in the moment I could be convinced otherwise. “For me, the hardest part of having a sick babyRead More

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Progress, not perfection(ism)

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. If you follow the link and make a purchase I receive a commission at no additional cost to you.  My name is Brittney, and I am a recovering perfectionist. Who’s with me? I didn’t always know I was a perfectionist. I thought of a perfectionist as someone whoRead More

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Nice to meet you

In retrospect, I was never doing it wrong. Not when I was making health or parenting decisions with no evidentiary foundation. Not when I was questioning myself or my choices. Not even when I shut out my instincts and over-informed myself. This was my journey. This is how I learned who I am as a mother and what matters to me. This is how I learned who and what I DON’T want to be. This is how I developed a safety network of support people that I couldn’t have done without. This is how I become the mother that my kids need and the me that I know and even LOVE today!Read More