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Author Archive | Carla Burdt

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Protect Your Energy, Mama

Now more than ever, it is essential to protect your energy –  more specifically, your mental energy. I realize that as moms, we don’t have an endless amount of physical energy, which makes protecting our mental and emotional energy so important. Here are a few things I have found that help me to protect my […]

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Must-Read Books: Where the Crawdads Sing

I love to read and have always been a voracious reader. According to my Goodreads.com profile, I have read more than 250 books in my lifetime. The book I just finished – “Where the Crawdads Sing” – is by far one of the best books I have ever read, and I absolutely had to tell […]

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In Defense of Reality Television

It is hard to flip through the television channels without coming across a reality television show of one kind or another – real housewives battling it out in a major U.S. city, chefs duking it out with their best dish, dance battles, sing offs and more. There is never a shortage of a trashy reality […]

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Opening Up About Miscarriage

In a recent article with The Guardian, singer Halsey opened up about her recent miscarriage, saying that it was the most inadequate that she has ever felt, and that it was demoralizing. Miscarriage is so incredibly common, but not talked about as much as it should be. In 2015, I learned just how common miscarriage […]

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Finally a Master of Something

Yes, I am finally the master of something. This week, I finished my master’s degree. I feel so many things – relief, pride, exhaustion and a deep disdain for both the Modern Language Association and the American Psychology Association. I have been working on my master’s degree in professional writing for a little over a […]

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