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Rebecca Coates

Rebecca Coates
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Rebecca Coates is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a stay-at-home mom to her two children under five. Before becoming a mother, she worked in email marketing and content creation for a local wellness company. Becca lives in Roswell with her husband, kids, and rescue pup, Sherlock.
Goldfish Swim School instructors guide swimmers at their Roswell, GA location

Diving in at Goldfish Swim School – Roswell Village

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Swimming! A fun staple of hot summer days for kiddos and parents living in the south—especially this year, as most of us spent the last several months cooped up inside with limited excursions. Since...
My daughter's speech therapist helped me be a better parent

My daughter’s speech therapist helped me be a better parent

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I watched proudly as my 3-year-old daughter pronounced the syllables in the word "banana" without any difficulty or hesitation. She used side-to-side movement to help her sound out its parts. "Ba"—step to the left;...
I had to Relearn Motherhood from Scratch

I had to Relearn Motherhood from Scratch

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Going from having just one kid to being a mother of two is harder than it sounds. In 2019, I had to relearn motherhood from scratch. For the first time in over 15 months, since...
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The Gift Conundrum: 7 Tips to Dealing with Present Overload

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Birthdays, holidays, grandparents with shopping addictions, oh my! Ask any momma out there what presents to get for her kiddos, and you'll likely get a blunt, firm, "NOTHING. THEY HAVE ENOUGH." Unfortunately, this response...
Arthritis and Me: On Motherhood with a Chronic, Incurable Illness

Arthritis and Me: On Motherhood with a Chronic, Incurable Illness

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This week has been emotional for me, to say the least. I'm preparing for my son's 1st birthday. I've gathered newborn photos, compiled mementos, written about his milestones, and done a fair share of...
5 Easy and Fashionable Style Hacks for Breastfeeding Moms

5 Easy and Fashionable Style Hacks for Breastfeeding Moms

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Breast pump: check. Nursing bras: check. Boppy: check. Nursing pads: check check check. Even though my mom friends told me to stock up on breastfeeding supplies before I had my first baby, I had...
I Let my Toddler have Screen Time. Now I'm Letting Go of my Guilt.

I Let my Toddler have Screen Time. Now I’m Letting Go of my Guilt.

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A year ago, I was well into the third trimester of pregnancy and cringed as I heard the Paw Patrol intro for the umpteenth time. It wasn't so much my disdain for the weirdly catchy...
I Don't Want My Pre-Baby Body Back

I Don’t Want My Pre-Baby Body Back

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After giving birth for the second (and final) time in October, I really started to feel the effects of how much my body has changed since becoming a mother. Particularly in my core. Using a...
Mariachi and Margaritas: How a Mexican Restaurant Saved Valentine's Day

Mariachi and Margaritas: How a Mexican Restaurant Saved Valentine’s Day

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Ah, life before kids. Lengthy, romantic Valentine's Day dates, planned well in advance with dinner reservations, tickets to a show or movie, and sometimes coordinated with another child-free couple to enjoy cocktails and each...