Last week I wrote a post about how I basically don’t even know what self-care is. Seriously, I had to google it to find the definition for my post. I wrote about how I am finally acknowledging that after several difficult years, my emotional reserves are gone. Helping other people is at the core of… Read More What Is At The Root of My Inability to Prioritize Self-Care?
This is a tough one, undeniably the most difficult blog post I’ve written. And I’ll most likely start and stop writing it about a hundred times because as cathartic as it is to get this all out, the associated emotions will be rough. So here goes nothin’. I haven’t spoken with my mother in almost… Read More It Is What It Is
I stand here at the base of 2016, with myriad things I want to do in the foreseeable future. These goals aren’t floating around my head because it’s a new year. They’re present year-round, popping up and receding with little prompting. I feel excited and overwhelmed by the options at hand. I’m goal-oriented, to a… Read More You can do anything, but not everything
I’m about two weeks from finalizing my divorce and it’s been 6 months since we started this process. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this has been the hardest period of my life. Between navigating life as a now single mom, helping my daughter through all the changes, selling our family home, mediating our… Read More Divorce is Hard
I had an epiphany of sorts the other day while running. It was a tough run, as most of them have been lately, and I had my eyes down on the road, focused totally on the pain and heaviness in my legs. Each step felt like a chore and my muscles ached. Then, all of… Read More Remember to Look Up
Life has been hard lately. Between going through a divorce and my daughter having some challenging behavior I’ve had a lot to cope with. One emotion that I’m not comfortable with is anger. I hate the way I feel when I’m angry. I feel unbalanced, highly anxious and the whole world looks different when anger… Read More Trying To Let Go of Anger
I’ve seen a lot of really great blogs and articles lately encouraging parents to slow down, enjoy watching your kids smell the roses and resist hurrying your child. That’s really neat in theory and I do love this philosophy. I recognize that my three-year-old has no sense of time and no internal feelings of urgency… Read More The Morning Rush
On the weekend’s we “throwback” to older but still awesome posts! Post Written by Christa Allard – originally published September 2011 Breastfeeding is hands down one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to do – not just as a mom, but in any aspect of my life. We were plagued with challenges, literally from… Read More I have purple nipples.
Guest Post Written by Louise Casinelli Ryon We all love the Holidays – that wonderful time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. As a working mother however, holidays do present unique challenges like school and childcare closings. What do you do for and the week between Christmas and New Year? Our son is in second grade… Read More Childcare Challenges During the Holidays
Some people might be surprised to hear this but I consider myself an introvert (and Myers Briggs agrees). I love hanging out with friends but don’t really like going places that I don’t know anyone and I’m not really good at schmoozing (at least it doesn’t feel natural). I’m starting to realize that having a… Read More It’s Hard to be an Introverted Parent