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10 Unfiltered Truths About Life Before Kids

Q: What kinds of things do mothers actually regret not enjoying/doing more before they had children?

A: Parenthood is a total game-changer when it comes to personal priorities, relationships with your spouse and family, communication, intimacy, hygiene, song-selection, and complete exhaustion.

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Managing Through Mealtime Wars & Broken Record Syndrome

Q: I love my lil’ monsters, but I’m clearly having “one of those weeks” during meal-time and in repeating. Can you please help me?

A: Thanks for your openness and honesty! I’m sorry that you’ve been experiencing a tough week, although you can rest-assured that you’re not the only one. You have actually—quite accurately—captured the typical toddler struggles between parents and children.

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

Q: I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind and getting my thoughts out. I do enjoy writing, however, it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?

A: Great question! Perhaps the best advice I typically offer my clients on this exact issue is to just start writing. People easily feel “stuck” in figuring out how/where to begin that they make themselves feel overwhelmed and stifled.

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