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Women supporting women

Women supporting women and parents supporting parents. #adultingishard especially for women – but does it have to be? Trying to do everything all at once and be the best at the same time is exhausting. Each day brings more to do and more to manage topped off with doing it with an effortless appearance. Self imposed pressures, mom goals and keeping up with the Kardashians makes for a hamster wheel of a life. As women who are right alongside of you we say it’s time to dismiss the stereotypes and be okay with accepting shortcuts, peer support and coming up short.

Here, you’ll find solution-focused articles rooted in parenting advice and learnings, emotional health and wellness, and featured articles from our women’s community centered on women’s health and support.

Our goal is to provide USEFUL and straightforward parenting advice, tips, methods, laughs and musings. No backstory, endless history or BS. We don’t have time to write it and you don’t have time to read it.

Emotional health & wellness

Make Urgent Decisions Calmly

Make urgent decisions from a place of calm

To make 2020 sustainable and less stressful, learning how to make urgent decisions calmly is essential. Amy Hedges shares how to do this with 4 simple alignment exercises!

Lisa Holz Mom Rage and Anxiety Balance

Mom Rage and Balance

Lisa Holz shares with us a few techniques to shift mood, ease tension and release pressure. Her short list of ‘Non-Negotiables’.

Til COVID do us part

Till Covid Do Us Part?

Hey, you know what I was not expecting when I took my marriage vows? A worldwide lockdown with my spouse. Here you’ll find some marriage insights to help get you through a lot of togetherness.

Pandemic and anxiety

Anxiety and pause, things the pandemic brought

The pandemic brought both anxiety and the urgency to pause. Anxiety for moms never really goes away. It’s about creating sustainable balance and knowing when to let go.

Enough is Enough

I keep our children happy, safe & loved. THAT’S what I do all day. THAT’S what motherhood is – it’s exhausting, all-consuming & it’s enough.

Parenting advice & short cuts

Quarantined with Kids

We created this quarantined with kids list of things to do with the hope it takes a little pressure off you. No need to think! Hang in there mama, you’re doing great!

Emergency number check list

Emergency number check list made simple

We can’t remember anything, especially in emergency situations! Use this fool-proof list to organize numbers you need and avoid the inevitable fumbling!

Tantrums and the Art of Distraction

Watching the shear absurdity of a tantrum unfold before me left me frozen in complete unpreparedness. Find out what I learned to nip this in the bud.

Children’s doctors visits made easy

One mom skill that can take years to master is the children’s doctor visit. Find tips for getting the most out of your child’s doctor visit!

Basics to mom survival list

Basic to Mom Survival List! Being a mom is hard. Find tricks that contribute to survival and most of all when to get worked up or let it pass!

Top things only parents say

Once you become a parent you say things you never imagined would come out of your mouth. Here is a list of our favorites!

Things we love

Here you’ll find a few of our our favorite things. Like you, we’ve gone down the product rabbit hole to where we now, finally, have our go-to’s. You’ll find tried and true products we’ve come to love and recommend to others. From coveted skincare and beauty products, fitness and wellness, to travel must-have’s and kids essentials, we have you covered.

September + Skincare = Self Care

We’ve curated THE LIST of go-to skincare = self care products. Cult favorites, age reversal, additive free must have skincare products!

Travel with kids

Homemade go-to kids necessity bag

Make to and from with kids a breeze with this homemade travel, first aid and necessity bag. Always have everything you need and save on the store visits!

Best Travel Bags for Kids

Best travel bags for kids from real family travelers. Rated by ability to pack enough but not too much, ease of carry, versatility & manageability for kids.