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My Postpartum Psychosis Experience

March 3, 2020

I married my high school sweetheart when I was 20 years old. Three years later, I gave birth to our first-born daughter. I instantly fell in love with being a mom, but I struggled to find a good work-life balance. At the time of her birth, I was in my last semester of college and about to start student teaching. I was determined to make it work, no matter what it looked like. I even brought my two month old…

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DOORDASH: The Solution to Your Pregnancy Cravings ($5 Off Coupon + Free Delivery)

February 19, 2020

Are you pregnant? Are you experiencing intense pregnancy cravings? Maybe you are craving a steaming bowl of ramen at 10:30am in the morning or a strawberry milkshake at 11pm at night. Maybe it’s a fried bologna sandwich with a side of coleslaw for lunch or a soft pretzel with cheese for dinner. Ten years ago, when women had pregnancy cravings like these we had to either ignore them, go get them ourselves or send our husbands to go get them…

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Strawberry Cream Pie: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Treat

February 12, 2020

If you were trying to think of a special treat you could make for your whole family this Valentine’s Day, then I have just the recipe for you. This strawberry cream pie is a delicious dessert that hits the spot every time. It’s not too rich but it has a decadent strawberry flavor that your family will love. The best part is, it takes just twenty minutes to prep and involves no cooking! It would be hard to make this…

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Moms in Distress Part 2: Getting Over the Stigma Associated With Mental Illness

February 3, 2020

In today’s series, I am going to give you my advice on getting over the stigma associated with mental illness. Unfortunately, there may be people in your life who frown upon you getting professional help for anxiety or depression. Many of these people would say that you should be able to fix those types of “issues” on your own. Here’s why you need to ignore them! What people fail to understand is that anxiety and depression is not just circumstantial.…

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Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day Word Search

January 31, 2020

It’s about two weeks away from Valentine’s Day, but I am already feeling festive. That’s why I created a simple word search that you can do alongside your child. It should help expand their vocabulary and build their spelling skills. Plus, it can be an introduction to a quick history lesson as to why we celebrate Valentine’s Day in the first place. With love, Your Surviving Moms…

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My Top 3 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

January 29, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my top three Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers. These crafts are super simple and they are great for handing out to friends and family or for a fun Valentine’s Day activity. Valentine’s Day Cards Supplies Cards Stamps Stickers The best part about this craft is that you can make it just as unique as your toddler. Take a piece of computer paper…

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Freebie Friday: First Trimester Checklist

January 24, 2020

This week’s freebie Friday is a first trimester checklist! This checklist can serve as practical tips for surviving the first trimester. It’s a great place to start for new moms who are experiencing the first trimester for the first time or for experienced moms who haven’t been pregnant in awhile. Hopefully, this checklist helps alleviate any extra stress you may be feeling during this time. Would you add anything else to our first trimester checklist? Please feel free to share…

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My Super Simple Crock-Pot Chili Recipe

January 22, 2020

I absolutely love this recipe because it is so easy to make and everyone enjoys eating it, especially during these cold winter months. The best part is, it only contains SEVEN ingredients, many of which you probably already have in your pantry. Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs of ground hamburger 1 can of petite crushed tomatoes 1 can of black beans 1 can of chili beans 1 tbsp of chili powder 1 tbsp of minced garlic 1/2 onion The first thing you…

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Free Potty Training Chart + Tips

January 15, 2020

I am currently in the middle of potty training my two and a half year old daughter. While we have made some substantial strides, we are not accident free yet. Here are my top 5 potty training tips I have learned form my experience so far! 1. Use a Potty Training Chart (We Provide One for You Below!) A potty training chart helps keep kids motivated and it allows them to see their progress. Take them to the dollar tree…

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