Parenting Books

Remember when you were first trying to get pregnant and started buying or were gifted a ton of parenting books? Remember the “What to expect” books? I read a few books as a new pregnant woman who had no support or a mom (She passed away December

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Self Identity

As we age and enter different “season,” I believe our identity changes too. We begin as someone’s child, sometimes someone’s sister or brother and then maybe someone’s wife or husband and THEN…THEN we become someone’s mom or dad. For the purposes of this blog post, I am

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Support

Why do we shy away from asking for support or help? Why do so many people see it as a sign of weakness? I struggle with this too and wonder why. I ask this question 10 days after a local mom took her life and left behind

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Why is communication so hard?

I was having lunch with a good friend today and we talked about our kids and how they communicate. We talked about how communication has gotten so hard for us as a society. Our kids do not know how to communicate. Instead, when things get tough or

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What does it mean to be a mom in 2021?

This is for all of those moms in their 40’s who had moms who smoked cigarettes, dad’s who worked with their hands and killed their bodies to provide for their families and had one or two or three siblings.  This is for the 40-something moms who want

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Sleep

Eight hours. “THEY” say in order to be productive and healthy and lose weight or keep all your hair, you are supposed to sleep for eight hours. Who are THEY kidding? Who are “THEY” anyway? Who says THEY know what’s best for me? Do they have 2.5

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Almost 3 years!

WOW! At the end of April we will have been an organization helping moms for three years! Can you believe that? I was told NUMEROUS times that any nonprofit worth their weight will need to stick it out until year three to find funding, prove efficacy and

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November already?

Holy moly.  I can’t believe we are coming up on the holidays!  What a blessing YANA has been to me and my soul.  I have met some amazing people and have felt the positive energy flow.  I know that we all need someone in our lives who

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July was amazing for YANA!

When we started this little adventure, we weren’t sure where it would take us but now we are gaining momentum and on our way.  We are supporting moms, making connections and creating a community where moms are valued and appreciated.  It has been a fantastic ride so

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