I have these moments where I feel like I'm nostalgic for the "good ole' days," like.....you know, the 1990s. It seems like everywhere I turn I'm told that my kids are in terrible danger. "It's not like it was when...

Own Your Voice

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Growing up I was taught to speak my mind. Of course, this also means I was taught when to speak my mind: "A time and a place", my grandma would tell me. All of my family is like this. Sisters,...

Dear Me: A Letter to Myself

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Recently on a trip to visit my parents, I was talking to my mom about my High School experience. It might have been the first time that I have ever really spoken openly with my mom about how bad...
What I Learned from Potty Training My Two Year Old When my older daughter was 22 months she came to me and told me she didn’t like how her diaper felt any more. So I taught her how to go poop...
During the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I was informed, warned, and prepared for the possibility of postpartum depression. I was aware of what to look for and what to do in the event of any symptoms manifesting. After...
I'll never claim to have all the answers about motherhood, but as someone who has experienced postpartum life twice, I have a good idea of what I wish I could have told family and friends. Here's my list of...
In my first post, I shared that as a lonely new mom I learned to parent with the help of internet friends and social media which led me to stop vaccinating my children. Then, in my last post I...
I see you. I see you reading news headlines through tear-filled eyes. What's next, for this world, this country, this community? What does this mean for your children and their future? You're anxious, afraid, and angry. And most of all,...
Have you ever heard the phrase, "I was the perfect parent before I had kids?" That pretty much sums up my experience with motherhood. I have had to learn to become an imperfect parent and my kids are better off...

Reflecting on 2020

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I don't know about you, but every time my Christmas decorations start coming out that is when I begin reflecting on the past year. I think about things I wish I had done differently, things that went really well,...
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Join our Team! {Open Call for Coastal Bend Mom Collective Contributors}

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Are you one of the next Coastal Bend Mom Collective contributors? Do you love writing and enjoy sharing your story with other moms? The CBMC writing team...