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Sometimes we have those weeks where we start to feel a little disconnected from the people we love. And sometimes that means there's something within ourselves that needs tending so we can then get the strength back to put our energy into others. Take a break, mama. Take some time to reconnect with yourself so you can reconnect with your family in a whole new way. Here are 12 self-care ideas you can do in under 10 minutes, and five ways to connect with your partner when parenthood feels like too much.

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PS. Grey's Anatomy's Caterina Scorsone opens up about how motherhood looks different than what she expected, plus this MLB dad played 'Baby Shark' to a whole stadium full of fans.

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Just about all of us had set assumptions about raising kids before we became parents ourselves. Some of these ideas might have been based on our own ideas of how we would absolutely do things differently than everyone else. Others, we believed what everyone else told us would happen would apply to our littles, too. But, that's not always the case, mama.

Below are six of the biggest lies I believed before having kidsโ€”and the reality of what actually happened for me.

1. Put your baby down drowsy, but awake

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