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To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.

I am a working mom, living in sunny Brazil. I love empowering others to be the best version of themselves and like to spend as much time as possible fulfilling that passion, which is easier said than done. I love to run and find it to be my own form of personal therapy. I often struggle with being a career mom, but I know it is the right decision for me. I used to be a middle school teacher and have never lost that itch to help others. I am constantly providing support to friends and family and I figured why not share with an even larger audience. I take a lot of pride in how I chose to raise my family. I am strong advocate of good nutrition and chose to feed my family an organic, whole foods diet. Yes, we still splurge from time to time but try to do so in moderation. I am a strong advocate of professional development and feel that you need to take time each day to build upon your current skill set. I read a lot and also enjoy listening to podcasts.

Motherhood helped me learn who my real friends are

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The invitations started to slow down and the texts and calls were limited—but it was in this moment where my real, true, forever friendships started to shine through.

Can you relate?
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Right now I’m a crap friend ! But I’ll get there !
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Unfortunately this is very true!
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Yeah, none of ‘em lol
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Other people just befriend you when they need something from you and once they got it puff the messages stops.
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So so so true,motherhood gave me a new friend.
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I am so happy to have a best friend, a lifelong sister to adventure through life together and support one another through this motherhood journey.
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This article made me think of my 2 close friends. So grateful to have them come into my life.
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This hits home for me with my bffs! Sooo incredibly lucky to have these girls at my table!
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Initially it was a struggle for me to realize that some of my friends weren’t actually, really my friends anymore.My husband and I joined a birthing class with a group of 6 other couples all with babies due around the same time and that truly was a breath of fresh air to meet people going through the same transition you are!
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This is soo true! I'm blessed to have my friends.
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We went through our pregnacies together and that was a great help. It really is true you know who your real friends are when u get older and have kids of your own.
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I actually made two very good friends who don't even have children! We hang out once a week for a dinner and TV date! It's so nice to get a break from family talk.
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