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10 Ways to Find More Balance and Let Go of The Mom Guilt

Hi, my name is Meredith, and I blog over at Perfection Pending where I share encouraging and humorous posts on motherhood. I'm happy to be back today sharing some ideas for how I've started to find more balance in my life in my efforts to let go of the mom guilt. This past year, I've spent a lot of time working on self-care. Having 3 kids in 6 years took a toll on me, and I found myself … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Raise Adventurous Kids

My oldest kids just turned 22 and 20 - I still wonder where the time went. Over all of these years of being a parent I feel I have learned a lot. One thing I have loved seeing is the wild spirit that kids have. Sometimes I think we as parents, want to take that wildness and tame it a little. That natural, curious need to explore and revel in the newness of the world is one of the greatest secrets … [Read more...]

Put Mom in the Photo!

If there is one thing that I wish I could tell my younger self - it would be to have taken photos of myself with my kids. I did pretty well at taking photos of my kids at their important events - birthdays and special occasions. But as I look back over the photos throughout the years I am rarely in any of the pictures. I know as moms that we put our kids and families first. And, for me, it seemed … [Read more...]

5 Ways For Moms to Find More Joy Every Day

Hey guys! My name is Meredith and I have a parenting blog over at PerfectionPending.net. I’m a mom of three that shares practical tips and tricks that have worked for me as a parent, along with funny parenting posts, essays, and occasional recipes. I also am Jen's assistant, and I love working with her! I'm excited to be here to share some ideas for finding more joy in our jobs as mothers. When … [Read more...]

12 DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas and My Hardest Pregnancy Moment…

Being a mom is the hardest thing I have ever done, but also the most rewarding experience. Today I'm sharing an essay about the most difficult moment of my daughter's birth for ABC News and the UN Foundation's Million Moms Challenge. Here's a little excerpt from my essay: So I was put on bedrest. After a week, my blood pressure wasn't going down, but instead was going up so they checked me in to … [Read more...]