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August 29, 2018

How to Honor Your Season as a Mother

When I was a mother to two children under age three and I saw school-age moms walking by, my primary emotion was intense jealousy. They always looked so much more well-rested, so much more put together, like they were doing a better job at momming than I ever would. Their children weren’t hanging on them, […]

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April 2, 2018

Have Work, Will Nurse: 5 Solutions for Working Moms

Combining a career with looking after a young family isn’t easy. If you are still nursing your child and are preparing to return to work, you’re probably especially nervous about combining the two and the challenges you may face. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to combat any issues that mean that you can, and […]

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February 21, 2018

Calling It Good.

Last week we had an epic (for the South) snowstorm here in Nashville, with the kids off the duration of the week.  The whole experience had me thinking a great deal about time. Not in the philosophical sense, but in the practical, every day, moment-to-moment ways that we spend it, plan for it, and place […]

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November 6, 2017

Grace’s Table: Finding Hope Together

In the middle of the night several years ago while I was nursing my newborn daughter, I had a thought hit me like a ton of bricks. It happened to be one of those marathon nights when sleep had eluded me, thanks to my growing and very hungry little girl. I had to work the […]

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October 28, 2017

Girls Trips and Goodbyes.

I took a vacation last week. Not just any vacation, mind you. A girls trip. The first one I have taken, well ever really. At least since my kids were born. And do you know what? It was an absolute game changer for me. Ever since my oldest daughter started kindergarten, I have felt myself […]

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September 5, 2017

On Motherhood and Vocation.

Growing up, I never considered how becoming a mother would change my career plans. I didn’t think that far ahead. For those mothers who want a career, how do we balance the goals that we worked so hard to attain before our children came into the world with our current motherhood reality? I believe we […]

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August 28, 2017

For the People Pleasing Mom.

Hey mama. People pleasing is exhausting, isn’t it? Making sure that the people who matter most to you are happy and cared for is a big job. An important one. But everyone else? They seem to want you to take care of them too. Friends, clients, coworkers, bosses, people you’ve never met online inviting you […]

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July 27, 2017

Welcome to the New Site!

Hello and welcome to The New Mystique! I am so overjoyed to welcome you to our new home online. We have worked hard to design a space that is welcoming, beautiful, and encouraging for every single mother that may stop by. It has been over one year in the making, and we couldn’t be more […]

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February 28, 2017

In Defense of The Good Enough Mother

“Every life is a piece of art, put together with all means available”. -Pierre Janet Before I begin this post, please know that I am not a child psychologist, and I have no training in child development. I am simply a mother who wants to do the best job of parenting my children that I […]

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