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Stepping out of the shadows…

Years of living in the shadow and the defining moment that helped me step out into the light and start my journey of growing in confidence.

Michaela Rosales
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Screw it, I'm taking a nap!

The never-ending to-do ist getting you down? Are you like me? When life gets overwhelming you just want to crawl in a hole and hope it all goes away? Well, it doesn't have to be that way!! Make some time for yourself and learn how to fill yourself up in a physically, emotionally and healthy way. No, I don’t mean watch Netflix or take a really long nap. I mean find something that really fuels you! Focusing on your health, exercise, meditation, counseling, community, working (in or outside of the home), clothing yourself with confidence or whatever it is that makes you excited and happy type of fill up!

Michaela Rosales
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It's Not Always What is Seems...The Journey of a Military Spouse

Life doesn't always go as planned. When you were little you might have had big dreams of becoming a doctor, a nurse, an astronaut or something in between. However, sometimes life's plans change and you start a family, become a mother and a wife, perhaps even a military spouse and that person you once were is a mere memory. Sound familiar? Well, this is a story of a military spouse that used her "role" to find herself, not the person she thought she should be but the real person that she became.

Michaela Rosales
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Who is Jane?

One woman's journey through searching for her identity as a mother and wife.

Jane Marshall
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Mother's Day is Just Around the Corner

Being a mom is one of the toughest jobs around, whether you're a stay- at- home mom or a working mom it comes with challenges! It's awesome that we get a day each year dedicated to us but let's face it. No amount of bubble baths, flowers and chocolates can make up for the feelings of overwhelm, loneliness and the constant search for our identity! That's why we have created Honest Talk International, a group for women to feel loved, supported and encouraged all year round, not just one day a year!

Jane Marshall
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Bestie Weekend Getaway~A Timeout for ALL Women

Wondering what all the hype is about the Bestie Weekend Getaway in Las Vegas? We cover why it's our mission to help women of all ages and stages of life connect, relate and encourage one another. Self-care is more than bubble baths, spend two days investing in yourself so you can walk away renewed and inspired.

Crystal Michel
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Surving Motherhood One Amazon Order at a Time

Crystal Michel
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The Padcicle~Saving Your Lady Parts Post Birth

Crystal Michel
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Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Tired of the mom groups that say they support one another but really they are a feeding ground for people who make you feel worse about yourself? Honest Mom Talk is on a mission to find the women out there that truly want to lift one another up because we believe that the way to really change the world is to come together!! This is a tribe of women from all walks of life and at every stage of motherhood. Whether you're thinking of starting a family, are in the midst of the newborn days, toddler years, teen years or empty nesters this group is for you!!

Michaela Rosales
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Trust Yourself in Motherhood

Crystal Michel
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The Newborn Must Haves: Cribs, Blankets, Bottles... OH MY!

The long list of newborn must-haves can quickly add up! How does that compare to the personal investment in yourself to prepare for pregnancy, baby and beyond? Bringing new life into the world can be exciting, overwhelming and the costly. See the comparison between the average costs of baby items in the first year versus the one time investment in childbirth education.

Michaela Rosales
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#wtf What the Facebook-Stop Censoring Motherhood

Crystal Michel
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NICU: A story of survival-Born at 24 weeks 37 years ago

A Micro preemie born 37 years ago and spent the first 4 months of her live at UCI Medical Center, lives to share how life could have been so different for her. Instead she is flourishing and helping others realize their full potential by doing what she loves most, being a FRIEND to many.

Michaela Rosales
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Educating is NOT Shaming

I was never told that placenta previa was a common occurrence after a c-section for future pregnancies, or that I would have pain from scar tissue, or that secondary infertility was a risk. As I was wheeled in for my first c-section I was not informed that finding a VBAC supportive provider would be a challenge and only the most persistent person could overcome the obstacle. Or that many hospitals won’t even allow a mother to attempt a VBAC. Or that my baby was at risk for higher rates of adverse health effects in the future. No, as I was wheeled back for my non emergent, intervention created c-section I was simply told “it’s fine honey, we do these all the time, it’s standard"

Crystal Michel
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Improve Indoor Air Quality

Crystal Michel
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