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About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.

This is Nine

My sweet Munch, This has to be in my top five favorite pictures of you and I. We are laughing and enjoying each other.  I know that soon you won’t hold my hand in the parking lot or seek me … Continue reading

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Six Years

My sweet Skeeter, When I whispered to you last night that it was your last night as a five year old, your eyes sparkled with delight. You told me that you’re not too old and you’re not too little. You’re … Continue reading

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Why I Climb: Connection and Healing

***Trigger warning: If you are feeling fragile, or struggling, this post might be triggering.  I talk about intrusive thoughts and suicidal thoughts.**** I struggle with sharing some of the harsh truths that marked my experience with postpartum depression and postpartum … Continue reading

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10 signs of a musical nerd family

1. You and your husband sing together and pick out songs that have harmonies. 2. You have several copies of the same song in different keys. 3. Your children watch YouTube videos of their parents’ favorite musicians. 4. You have … Continue reading

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One Word: Courage

  My word last year was believe. I needed this word as a talisman as I experienced a layoff for the first time in my professional career. As I reflected on my next steps, I realized that I had not … Continue reading

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To all the struggling mamas

  Hi mama, How are you? I want to know how you’re really doing. What can I do to help you? Bring you coffee or tea so you can just talk to someone who gets it? I see how hard … Continue reading

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Career change

I stink at transitions. As a young child I loved to plan and schedule things. When a transition is not planned, it makes it even tougher for me. I rage and pout. I dig my heels in and protest this … Continue reading

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