Rock What You’ve Got

Everyday wear

. GUEST POST By: Morgann of Glitter in the Grey I'd like to welcome Morgann, a fellow Pacific Northwesterner and style blogger. I started following her earlier this year and asked her to guest post because I love getting her posts in my inbox, and thought you would too. Her style is fun but very … [Read more...]

Media, Moms & Medication #MentalHealth

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Last Thursday I received a phone call from a producer at Anderson Live daytime TV show. "Hi Cristi. Would you be interested in being a guest on our show next Tuesday about the Parenting.com story Xanax Make Me a Better Mom." The story had gone viral and was making news. After panicking for a bit, … [Read more...]

I want to help families get a strong start.

StrongStart

Today October 5th is THE #1 day each year on which more babies are born than any other. And I totally believe that statistic. Today is my first born Ronin's 5th birthday! Happy Birthday Little Man!  AND its my brother Ron's 36th birthday. Happy Birthday Little Bro! Today is also the … [Read more...]

I’m not a bad mom because I need my fifteen minutes first. #notabadmom

Tracie New Square

#notabadmom is back! And today I'd like to welcome Tracie to the blog. I just love this post because we can so easily feel guilty putting ourselves first as moms. But unless we speak up, get our needs met and feel our best, we can't be our best for our families. Don't you agree? :) Thank you Tracie … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because of Mental Illness

Please welcome A'Driane for this week's "Not a Bad Mom" post. Don't know about my weekly Thursday series, check it out HERE. This beautifully written post about living through postpartum depression and now bipolar disorder really speaks to me. Please show A'Driane some love today.  GUEST POST: … [Read more...]

Is She a Bad Mom Because Motherhood Doesn’t Feel Natural?

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Ok friends, today's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." is quite a bit different from the typical. This is Tracy and she is a beautiful person inside and out. And she's having a mama crisis right now. I know something about which she speaks, so I wanted to share her words with you here. I'm sure a lot of … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Lock the Door

Laura's Door

Please welcome my friend Laura to this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." Laura was one of the very first women I met on Twitter back before I was blogging, because we're both late night tweeters and breastfeeding advocates. She wrote one of my very first guest posts on breastfeeding in public. … [Read more...]

Postpartum Depression: A Daddy Problem Too

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. GUEST POST: From ActiveWoMOM; Inspire. Motivate. Live. Lucky for MOMs, the talk and support provided has increased significantly for women in the unlovely realm of postpartum depression. Unfortunately, postpartum depression can effect the male population as well, and so far it isn’t touched … [Read more...]