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Guest Blog: Wendi Huskins

1 Year Later: Reflecting on Loss, Postpartum Depression, and Healing from Miscarriage I remember that January day we found out we were pregnant. I have never felt joy, like I did in that moment with my husband. We both had smiles, a glow, and tears of joy running down our faces. It never crossed my mind, even for a second that we would lose our baby three weeks after that joyful moment. I battled extreme depression for an entire year after losing our son. Many told me it was Post-Partum Depression.  I ignored it because I thought that was only …

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Guest Blog: Depression and How to Pull Out of It

I got a phone call from someone very dear to me the other day. She felt really down and in a dark place. It took me back to a time when I struggled badly with depression myself. It started in 2009 when I was a new military wife with a husband who was gone A LOT. We had just gotten married and had recently moved away from my family in Nebraska for the first time to the rainy and gloomy Seattle, WA area. I also just had my first child. I felt alone. I felt sad. I felt depressed. Let …

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Guest Blog: Don’t Deny the Signs

Most people think that becoming a mom is the happiest times of a woman’s life. Babies are cute- tiny fingers and toes, those cute cooing sounds, the adorable clothes. Sometimes people forget the other not so cute side of having a baby- the hormonal changes, being tired from lack of sleep, the visual changes in a woman’s body. These things and more can lead to Post-Partum Depression (PPD). This can happen after the birth of a first child or fourth, it doesn’t matter. There is a larger possibility if the mom has had issues with PPD after a previous pregnancy, …

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Meal Tips for New Moms

I’ve spoken to quite a few overwhelmed mamas who have newborns at home lately. They’re struggling to get in the nutrition they need or are struggling finding the time to eat when it’s all said and done. They’re hungry, exhausted, and life with a newborn is constantly changing- so it’s super challenging. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that are easy for new moms to implement without it taking a whole lot of time or brain power. First: Convenience snacks are your best friend. The first few months with a new baby I like to view as “transition”. …

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Why Fresh 48 Sessions Matter – Becci Ravera Photography

Roseville, Sacramento and Northern CA Photographer | Family and Newborn Lifestyle Photographer I was talking to a friend the other day. This friend is a beautiful soul and mama to two little ones. We were talking about all the things that mom friends talk about, how we manage to juggle everything, how we used to be cool a long time ago, but how we wouldn’t change any of it for the world. Then we started chatting about those first few special moments in the hospital after a little’s were born. My sweet friend looked at me and said “Do you know …

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Day 12 of 12 Days of Stress Free

This is probably my second favorite subject after my Vacation one- and it has truly been an incredible blessing for me in my life this past year. Anxiety and depression are my key cornerstones to help women- but more so- I meet a lot of women- for reasons on their own- who want to wean off their medication, or avoid prescription drugs, or stop taking them after they start to get better. That is a choice that THEY make- all on their own- and I am more than happy to try and provide them with options to help manage their …

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Day 11 of 12 Days of Stress Free

Remember yesterday- my soap box about nutrition? Well today I’m going to talk about another foundation block- Sleeping This is totally a taboo subject as well- because somewhere between the 90s and 2017 we developed this belief that sleep was overrated. All nights, energy drinks, energy pills and supplements were developed to keep us awake and performing more. So we could work harder, longer, and basically exhaust ourselves into a mental break down. Add kids to the mixture and GOOD LORD are we TIRED. So not only have we been trying to literally be superman- doing EVERYTHING: WorkVolunteerClean HouseRaise KidsRun …

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Day 10 of 12 Days of Stress Free

I can’t believe we’ve been through 10 days already!! These last 10 days have just flown by. I’m going to be shifting gears a little bit with you over these next 3 days that are left and sharing some really big secrets with you all. These next three days rock my world when it comes to my stress and anxiety and they are part of my FOUNDATION blocks when things get tough or overwhelming. What exactly are my foundation blocks? They are the bear basics that I need to implement in my life or go back to before I do …

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Day 9 of 12 days of Stress Free

On the opposite side of the spectrum from my normal posts I’m going to share with you something I love- but rarely have the opportunity to actually do. And that is- getting all dolled up. Let’s be honest for a second- I rarely get dressed in anything worth batting an eye. Clothes haven’t fit me properly since I was rocking a cute baby bump- and with a toddler, hardly anything is comfortable chasing her around all day. So usually I’m in some sort of lounge clothes- I won’t even try and pass it off as “active casual” because it’s mainly …

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