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Mariah Dolenc: Woman, Thinker, Writer, Creator

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How To Find Balance In Parenthood

Lessons in Parenthood: Week 11 Just one of these days I would like to drink my tea while it’s still hot. Maybe 18 years from now that will happen. This week’s blog comes a little late because I was all caught up birthing a baby. Our newest family member, Leia Rosalia Dolenc, was born Thursday, […]

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Sometimes You Just Need To Listen… And That’s All

Have you ever heard that saying about how you have two ears and one mouth so you should listen twice as much as you talk? Yeah, cheesy. You hear everyone use this from pastors to motivational speakers. I always felt it was a bit gimmicky. Sure, there’s truth to it, but still, when someone says […]

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Learning To Let Go And Hold Onto

Today, despite fighting a stomach virus, we took the time to set up our little fake Christmas tree and Nativity. We also lit the second Advent candle and said our prayers. In the midst of it, things seemed a bit chaotic, but when it was all done and said and Olivia, Luka, and I were […]

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Mom Identity

Social media is a great platform for so many things. One of which is a gauge that can be used to measure yourself in various areas. I can look back into posts and pictures at over the past few years and really get a feeling for who I was and how I was thinking at […]

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The Netherlands, Part II

This is the sequel to my first post on our trip to the Netherlands. First on the list of places we went is the zoo! Actually, we went to the city, Best and to their zoo. We went to the Best Zoo. In hindsight, it was nearly the best zoo ever. It had all the […]

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Motherhood Mantras

Motherhood is full of emotions. Good and bad. Amazing and amazingly difficult. Throughout this past year I’ve been learning a lot. I don’t want to be someone who just sits back and lets life happen and then is at the mercy of circumstances. I want to be in control of my life.  I realize one can […]

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4 Things I Would Have Done Differently During Pregnancy

All in all, I had a great pregnancy with no regrets. I was healthy and fit and had an all natural birth with no interventions. For me, that was great. That was what I had wanted. However, looking back there are some things I learned that I will apply to my next pregnancy. 1. Be More […]

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5 Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle

My philosophy on healthy living lies somewhere between crunchy mama and convenience, on-the-go mama. This is my own personal philosophy. The kind of life I want to live is the kind where I don’t have to be a slave to my lifestyle. I don’t want to constantly be in the kitchen preparing, cooking, and cleaning from […]

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