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Melania Tolan
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For some it was the first smile, for me it was this.
When I look back at the first year of my daughter’s life, I see only one big dark blur of chaos, baby puke, diaper blowouts, endless sleepless nights, teething (prime reason for the endless sleepless nights), tears (both my own and the baby’s), and many glasses of wine. Add to that working full-time, a big…
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Hug. Kiss. Flirt. 
Remember the person you fell in love with? Remember those butterflies and tingles? The sparks? The kisses? The date nights? The exquisite intimacy (and probably the reason you are now a mom)? Oh, yeah, those... it might feel like a lifetime ago. Then the baby came and everything changed. For me, the first year after…
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"Do not mess with my inner warrior goddess named Beatrix Kiddo."
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Updated my books section to include Urban Goddess Mama-to-Be!
Available now on Amazon Kindle. Barnes & Noble. Nook, & Kobo coming soon! Available on Amazon, Createspace, Nook, & Kobo.
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Sunshine vs. the Spiral of Suck. #motherhood #selfcare  
1:35 p.m. Wednesday That’s what the clock on my remote desktop screen said. I lowered my head to the desk and sighed. I still had two more hours of work left, but I’d reached the end of my energy supply and the thought of staring at a computer screen for another 120 minutes made me…
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Need to get out of the house, mama? Try these local hangouts.
Weather in Portland has been unusually sunny this winter and spring, but "normal" is a lot of rain for about five months of the year. When I moved to Portland 12 years ago, I had to embrace the wet season. And when you live in an 850-square-foot condo like I do, home can quickly feel…
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Hi Mike,
Do you have any good recommendations for abundant podcasts? Thanks!
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Urban Goddess Mama is now available on Nook!! Woot.
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Holy Carp! My book is at B&N! Dream come true!
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Need a guide to mama-friendly apps? Here you go!
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All hail to Aunt Flo! New article up on #rebellesociety  
After I had my daughter, my health provider asked what birth control I planned to use. I decided to stick to condoms for the time being because I liked having the natural flow. I still take an occasional ibuprofen if the cramping is unbearable, but I prefer to use natural methods. Restorative Yoga poses, hot tea, heat, and rest seem to help more.
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I'm a fantasy/romance writer living in the Pacific Northwest with a love for the great outdoors.

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