Alexa Bigwarfe

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Alexa Bigwarfe is a freelance writer and author. Alexa co-authored the book "Lose the Cape: Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive" (losethecape.com) published in Spring 2015. Her #losethecape philosophy as a mom is based on the idea that we are all doing the best that we can as moms, and should be encouraged in motherhood. She also edited and published a book for grieving mothers entitled "Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother" and has been published in several anthologies, including "The Mother of All Meltdowns," and "The HerStories Project," and "Mothering Through the Darkness." She launched her writing with the the blog No Holding Back, (http://katbiggie.com) as an outlet for her grief after the loss of one of her twin daughters to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). She can be followed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/NoHoldingBack1212) and Twitter (@katbiggie).

Honoring Veterans

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Don’t Try to Fix Her, Try Listening Instead

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Independence Day :: A Veteran {Mom’s} Perspective

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7 Tips for Creating Your Own At-Home Summer Camp

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Easy Treats and Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day

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DIY No Sew St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt (or Onesie)

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How to Honor Our Veterans, Today and Everyday

I have started and erased so many paragraphs in this post. I thought it would be an easy to write, being a veteran myself. But in fact, it's one of the hardest posts I've...

Halloween Safety Tips :: Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween

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Imagine Not Being Able to Provide Diapers for Your Baby

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5 Reasons Maybe You SHOULD Give a Hoot About Swearing in Front of Your...

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Easy Homemade Holiday Gifts for the Grands

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Shhhhh… It Whispers

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