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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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January 25, 2017

Book Review: Birthed, by Elizabeth Hagan

I met Elizabeth Hagan on Twitter. Yes, I know. No matter how many friends I can trace back to social media, it still seems strange. But then I am reminded that ultimately, that’s the whole point. The people behind the avatars, and their stories, are what have the power to shape us. I posted a […]

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January 24, 2017

A Beautiful Forging.

It’s yet again a battle to get the kids into pjs, teeth brushed, and have them safely tucked into bed (and willing to stay there). I’ve been cranky again, and I know it doesn’t help the process, but they seem to make it difficult every. single. night. As a mother who’s been out all day, […]

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October 31, 2016

How to Be a Safe Space for Another Mom.

In the world of mommy wars, mom-shaming, and the endless competitiveness and comparison that consumes so much of the media conversation around motherhood, it is more important than ever that we remind each other that this is not the reality. I have been blessed with a handful of very close mama friends. Some of them […]

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October 11, 2016

Embracing Selflessness and Self-Care

The month that I became a mom was hard, wonderful, and everything in between. I couldn’t believe how much I could love someone or how I would do anything to protect and love them. I also couldn’t believe how tired I could be after a few weeks of broken sleep, and how much I needed […]

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September 26, 2016

On Making Childcare Work.

Childcare. It’s a pretty fraught subject. Just the word can send shivers down the spine of even the most courageous new mother. The thought of leaving your tiny, helpless baby with anyone but you sounds like a total impossibility. They need you, physically, emotionally, psychologically. Stories like this wreck us and leave us wondering why […]

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