As the holidays approach, it’s a great time to think about how to maintain your mental health, particularly as a working mom. The holidays are fun for some, fraught for others, and may bring up many emotions and stressors. There is lots of pressure for the holidays to be a joyous time (particularly for parents)… Read More Mental Health Tips for the Holidays
We are heading into one of the busiest and most stressful times of year, adding to the everyday stress of life. My advice (to parents and non-parents) is to make time (even just 15mins) for you. You’ll find you can enjoy the holidays and the people around you a lot more if you’ve taken the time to take care of you (I know, I know – I will too, I promise).… Read More “Me Time” is Mandatory.
If you celebrate Christmas, you can probably relate to the fact that there is so much pressure to have a perfect, sparkly Christmas morning. And those of us with young children know that amongst all the sparkle, come the over-tired, overwhelmed, over-excited tears. Here are a few things I’ve found to be helpful in navigating the chaos and minimizing the tears. THE NIGHT… Read More Tips on Having a Tear-Free Christmas
So…I totally lost my temper the other day while we were supposed to be laughing and having a jolly good time decorating our house for Christmas. I live for the holidays and preparing my home for the upcoming gatherings and starting new traditions with my young kids usually brings me lots of joy and cheer… Read More Our Christmas Decorating Fiasco
The holiday season is in full swing. The decorations are up and started shopping in hopes of finishing early enough to have a stress free Christmas. The stores are packed with holiday shoppers. I grab the items I came for in under 5 minutes only to wait 2o minutes in the checkout line. I get… Read More My Christmas Reality (In GIFs)
The holidays. These two words can bring out a wide range of emotions for parents of young children. It can be tough to balance relaxing and enjoying the season with trying to keep some sense of normalcy and routine in your (and your child’s!) life. After all, isn’t everything more pleasant with a child who… Read More Striking Balance During the Holiday Season