Mel Tolan

Mel Tolan
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Melania can be found wearing comfy yoga pants in her modest kitchen stirring a boiling pot of organic pasta, feeding little Boo Creature fresh veggies, balancing a phone between her shoulder and cheek, all the while petting one of her feline beasts with a foot. She has been known to dance to an Irish jig.
shopping

5 Online Delivery Services for Busy Moms

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Don't have time to shop? To busy to shop? I feel ya. Plus I don't like to shop. Holiday rush at the mall? No thank you, that sounds like a nightmare. Online delivery services...
breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 8 Simple Ways to Help a Mama Battling Cancer

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It's 5:00 a.m. and I'm reviewing a cancer case for my job. I can't help the tears that fill my eyes. She's a mom of multiple children including an infant under six months old....
grandparents

Why Grandparents Are Special

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At the end of August my daughter and I spent a week in Southern California at my grandparent's place. It was one of the best vacations I can remember. My grandparents are in their...
student mom

Diary of a Working/Student Mom: How I Survived My Bachelor’s Degree

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Last summer while on vacation I turned to my husband and announced, "I’m thinking of going back to school and applying for the bachelor's degree completion program at Pacific University." He took a swig of...

Mommy Stress Buster: 9 Ways to Get Better Sleep

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If I had a dollar for every meme or joke on social media regarding sleep deprivation and motherhood, I could retire and move permanently to a villa on the French Riviera. Sleep is gold,...
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Mommy Stress Buster: My 15-minute Yoga Solution

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I love yoga. I really do. I love going to classes. I love doing videos at home. I love reading The Yoga Journal. Yoga is my lifeline to sanity, and has been my best...
five minute stress relief mediation exercises

Mommy Stress Buster: How Five Minutes Saves Me From Crazy

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Today is a hard day. I've gotten very little sleep. My wrists hurt from typing all day long. Nerves in my hips are causing me pain, making it hard to sit. My knee aches,...
postpartum pelvic physical therapy

My Postpartum Lifesaver ‘Down There’

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I’ve mentioned pelvic physical therapy in previous posts, and I thought I’d expand on the topic as many people have never heard of it before. I know I hadn’t when my OB wrote me...
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Why I Don’t Care If My Daughter Is Filthy

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I never realized how much of a clean freak I was until I had my daughter. To clarify, I’m not talking about my house (let’s not go there). No, I’m talking about the body...
Wondersitter

Wondersitter Magic {Review + Giveaway}

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{This post is sponsored by Wondersitter. I received a free babysitting session in exchange for this post. However, all opinions are my own.} A few weeks ago I started the Bachelor’s of Health Science completion program through...