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Alexis Barad-Cutler  #mamasinthewild 🔥#notsafeformomgroup🍸 Compulsive Storyteller ⬇️ • Bklyn Mama • Aerial Enthusiast

Some of you may remember a while back when I was posting about the Hell that was my struggle trying to get off of #Zoloft 💊. And then several weeks ago, a @nytimes piece titled, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit,” came out that spoke to how I’m not alone. It is likely that a more drawn out tapering schedule would have helped alleviate my extreme withdrawal symptoms, but in the end, I decided to stay on the drug.

Along the way, however, something really bad *almost* happened and I decided to do what I tend to do with things that are probably best kept private 🤷‍♀️ : I wrote about it. Maybe it will help others feel less alone, too. #ohheymama

Check out the whole story @heymamaco or click on the #linkinprofile ⬆️⬆️
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#truth #writersofinstagram #amwriting #heymama #heymamaco #health #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #youarenotalone #notafailure #myhonestmotherhood #realmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw

Beauty in the places you pass by everyday. It shifts, slips away, or announces itself again depending on which way the sun hits it. Or sometimes when the sun doesn’t even come out at all. #thingsyounoticewhen #walkingwithkids
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#thesemoments #pursuepretty #lookup #brownstones #cobblestones #brooklynheights #joysofmotherhood #momentslikethese
#magicofchildhood
#worldoflittles #enchantedchildhood #lovelysquares #thehappynow #vscocam #thelifeunscripted
#memoirsofmotherhood

My sunshine-boy-glitter-child turned four today. He is the kind of person who dances and sings through life and makes every moment sweeter with his presence. If I could bottle whatever it is that he runs on, I would, because sometimes I think it is magic 🦋🌈. #lovethisboy #happybirthday #nowyouarefour #lovelovelove

“So what is it you do all day now that you’re a mom?” he asked, an amused look on his face, like he expected me to melt in a pile of maternal bliss just thinking about how great my days were. “Do you guys, just, you know . . . hang out?” I stood there, speechless, and my brain started to overload with the millions of things that my baby and I did during the day that did not by any stretch of the imagination feel like “hanging out.” 😡🤦‍♀️ || My feature for @mindrnyc about how SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T GET NEW MOTHERHOOD. {Reposted photo 📸 by @dazedbutamazed }

Link to full article in profile ⬆️

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#mymotherhood #likeamother #momsquad #momtribe #mamatribe #whatdoyoudoallday #momwriters #newborn #momlife #inspireddaily #unitemotherhood #ig_motherhood #thebump #mindrnyc #postpartum #workingmom #stayathomemom

Humble request to preschool teachers: when transcribing Mother’s Day cards from 3-year-olds, may I suggest a liberal editing process so as to eliminate any extra guilt being thrust upon moms just for this one day? My son’s card to me: “I love you because sometimes you pick me up and sometimes you give me dessert.” 🤦‍♀️ Cue the chorus of “Cats and the Cradle” 🎼 with flashes of Mommy Dearest 🧛‍♀️. Spent most of the weekend feeling heavy with sadness for the things I don’t do for my kids, and interpreting everything my sons said in the worst ways possible. (Ex: “I’m so happy you’re here with us in the day time today, Mommy.”) #balladoftheworkingmom #knifeinheart
Scroll ➡️ to see card.
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#workingmom #momguilt #alwaysguilty #allthefeels #mothersdaycards #mycity #beautyandstreet #momandson #myboy #motherhoodrising #beautifulcity #publicart
#worklifebalance #ohheymama #momsofinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #dailyparenting #momentsinmotherhood #illuminatechildhood #worldoflittles #teammotherly #littlefierceones #kidsforreal #motherhoodintheraw

To all the mamas holding children, holding hope for children, just holding it together, holding each other up, holding space for each other, holding memories of mothers lost, and especially the single mamas holding their families together by their own fierce selves: I hope you had a great damn day. 💪❤️#fiercewomen #thankyou
{photo cred 📷 @camilla.albano }
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#thevillage #knowyourtribe #tribedmamas #wildwomen #womenempoweringwomen #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #mamasinthewild #blackandwhitephotography

The Imaginary Hotel Room Where Mom Wishes Come True:

Looking to splurge beyond the ho-hum engraved jewelry, flowers, and breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day? Give the Superwoman in your life the gift of her dreams by sending her for a night (or three) to a place where her wildest fantasies and deepest desires can be fulfilled. Give her the gift of a stay with us at: A Hotel Room Anywhere Alone Without You And The Kids. 🙏🏝🙌 #mothersdaygift #problemsolved

Link in bio to my full article at @wellroundedny .
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#theperfectgift #mothersday #hotelformoms #mothersdaygift #getitgirl #doyou #wellroundedny #mamasinthewild #humorwriting #satire #writersofig #fakeads #thinsiwishweretrue #mamasgetaway #leavemealone #mothersunite #motherhoodintheraw #travellust #getaways #wanderlust #traveldeeper #nomadetulum

Just a casual, everyday, hanging in the jungle while contemplating the vicissitudes of life pose. Not, like, thinking about Instagram or anything 😜. #mamasinthewild
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#instamom #thatmom #whatiftherewasnoinstagram #tulum #momsofig #inspire #iamgia #contemplate #thankin #iaintthinkingboutu #rivieramaya #nomadetulum #worldtraveler #traveldeeper #thesemoments #thehappynow #slowdown

I think I will forever be trapped in the emotional clock of the school year — wherein spring meant AP exams, and planning for summer and saying goodbye to friends until the fall. Warmer weather meant the shedding of layers and exposing of skin and ever-changing body parts to the bitter tongues of classmates. Spring and summer months spell fresh starts but also expectations: How much have you changed from last year? What will we see when the bulky comfort you’ve been hiding under falls off your shoulders?

My kids are constantly asking me about death and rebirth (yes, totally normal, I know 😏). This is the season of rebirth, but also death. The old you dies a little, sheds its skin. New, celebrated parts emerge. The skin, like the cherry blossom flower, goes somewhere though — to decompose and become part of something else, eventually. All the trees are in bloom, and I find I’m not quite ready. 🌸 #stillworking #brb
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#motherhoodmusings #honesty #spring #seasonschange #cherryblossom #writersofinstagram #amwriting #momswhowrite #thehappynow #wildthoughts #beunrattled #momsinthewild #boldemotionalcolorful

I N S T A G R A M: Manifesting Barbarella-like ascension out of the sea and onto the surf like a #boss 🧜‍♀️. •
R E A L I T Y: Casually picking my wedgie in-between Take 15 and 16 of “perfect bikini shot photo”.]

This is one of a thousand reasons why it’s so great to travel with a friend and leave your partner behind once in a while— especially if you’re a mom. Your friend will take the 1,230 photos necessary until you feel like a goddess. And more importantly, she will listen intently as you talk about your feelings and worries and dreams and prop you up in the places where you’re feeling like you’ve failed at ALL THE THINGS. It was hard to leave the kids behind but I’m so grateful and lucky I had an opportunity to take a journey with @yoursoulstyle . Grab a mama friend. Go on an adventure. You won’t regret it. (Also, the photos will be 🔥). #mamasinthewild
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#mamahealing #selfcare #poweroffriendship #womensupportingwomen #goddess #manifestyourdreams #traveldeeper #worldtraveler #deepthoughts #heartfull #livethelittlethings #nomadetulum #bestintravel #instatravel #wander #rivieramaya #girlstrip #fromwhereistand #instagramvsreality #fitmom #fitmama #momswithmuscles #curvesaresexy

This change in the weather has made a big change in the boys’ dispositions. I’d been worried about behavioral problems and had reopened my big scary Parenting Books 📚 because so much of what was going on at our house had me thinking I’d made some egregious mothering mistake. I’m not eliminating the possibility that that could still hold true, but I am so relieved to observe the calm and loveliness that has overcome our home since the sun started shining and the days of playing outside for hours are here again ☀️. #letthesunshine
{📸 @brianna4evr }
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#thankgodforsummer #letthembelittle #playoutside #wildandfreechildren #momofboys #momofboyslife #parentingbooks #skyline #brooklyn #manhattanskyline #letthemexplore #childrenseemagic #wildandbravelittles #celebratechildhood #pixel_kids #brooklynkids

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