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Blogging and Me: What I Gave Up to Blog

Blogging and Me: What I Gave Up to Blog

Disclaimer, when a blogger starts blogging about well blogging, what does that even mean? Someone somewhere wrote about how bloggers write for other bloggers, isn’t that silly? But, it makes sense, bloggers share a lot of passions so why wouldn’t we enjoy reading about one […]

Friendship and Mental Health: How to Be There when Your Friend Can’t 

Friendship and Mental Health: How to Be There when Your Friend Can’t 

I wrote this post as part of the “Face of Motherhood” campaign I did in May. I hope you’ll go back and read through the posts I collaborated on with many other women who also struggled with some type of post partum mental health illness. […]

Giveaway Alert: the Must Have Summer Watch

Giveaway Alert: the Must Have Summer Watch

Giveaway: please CLICK HERE to enter to win a $100 gift certificate from Jord watches. Get a $25 credit just for entering. This is a simple giveaway name and email only, so you have nothing to lose!  I hemmed and hawed over what to get […]

5×5 Summer Style Challenge: 5 pieces, 5 days, 5 looks 

5×5 Summer Style Challenge: 5 pieces, 5 days, 5 looks 

I don’t know if I’ve talked about my aspirations toward a capsule wardrobe on this blog (though my friend, Corina of www.nowthaticando.com did a guest post a few months ago). The idea is that you choose a certain number of items and build your wardrobe […]

Cozy Up and Take in the Silence and a GIVEAWAY

Cozy Up and Take in the Silence and a GIVEAWAY

Please visit the MommyinFlats Instagram page for a CozyPhones GIVEAWAY! Click here to ENTER!  I haven’t posted about the kids in a while. And, that’s just because we’re so busy that getting them to sit still seems like a chore. The other day, we finally […]

We are Motherhood: Exposed and Vulnerable on

We are Motherhood: Exposed and Vulnerable on

As I sit here to share this with you all, I’m  not sure how I feel: excited, overwhelmed, a little embarrassed to have the spotlight on me? When I decided to start a blog last fall, I didn’t expect this. I just wanted to share […]

A Monday Confession

A Monday Confession

Please see the end of my blog about turning your negative self speak into positive. But first, read on to hear my struggle with perfection and feeling loved. I have a confession to make. Brace yourself, it’s a big one. You may not believe it. […]

We are the Face of Motherhood: A Series on Postpartum Depression

We are the Face of Motherhood: A Series on Postpartum Depression

When you have finished this Introduction, please visit We are MOTHERHOOD to follow the rest of the series In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness month, we are kicking off a series on real women’s experiences with mental health and motherhood. Every week day in May, […]

We are Motherhood: What, did you stop eating? 

We are Motherhood: What, did you stop eating? 

Note to the reader: When someone loses weight quickly it may be a first reaction to comment on her weight whether positively or out of concern. If you are really concerned, please ask in private. Eating disorders are serious and can accompany (or be accompanied […]

How to Dress Up a Graphic Tee: Part 2

How to Dress Up a Graphic Tee: Part 2

If you want to hear the basics of dressing up a Graphic Tee, see part 1 here. Otherwise, lets jump right in. This t-shirt is special for a couple reasons. One, it represents a new friendship. Two, it supports women who have suffered, struggled, and […]