How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Every Day

This didn’t prevent me from eventually martyring myself on the altar of motherhood, however. I still found myself depleted, struggling, and unhappy. I had completely lost track of myself. I [...]


How to Grow Your Own Self-Care

I’ve always loved having houseplants. Since I spend more time indoors than outdoors (something I’m working to shift as much as I can), bringing some of the outdoors in is a reasonable compromise. [...]


How My Habits Will Save My Life

I had a whole other blog planned for this week, but my heart isn’t feeling it. My husband left on Monday for the beginning of his service in the Air Force. He’ll be gone for 9 weeks, during which [...]


Date Night is Great, but it’s Not a Substitute for Self-Care

Date night is not a substitute for personal self-care. There, I said it. I know I’m going to get a lot of “but’s” for this one, but I adamantly believe this and you should, too. I am not [...]


5 Steps to Turn the “Impossible” into “I’m Possible”

There’s no such thing as “impossible.” Think about the word itself, Doris: “I’m possible.” The quote is from a movie called “My Name is Doris.” Apparently, [...]


Catch and Release

Flowers Milly picked for me after I picked her up from the babysitters~ This morning I got into a fight with my 3 year old daughter. In a few days, I might not remember what we fought about [...]


The Parent Trap

Parenthood is a bit of a catch-22. This is especially true if you decide to have a 2nd or a 3rd child. The thought is, “the first one wasn’t so bad. We survived. How much harder can a second [...]


How to Overcome the Motherhood Martyrdom Syndrome

When I was in high school and college, I was plagued by particularly vicious migraines. Migraines are matrilineal, so my mom had awful and frequent migraines when I was growing up. Apparently, my [...]


There’s No “Me” in Maternity Leave

The first time I was pregnant, I joked that I wasn’t taking maternity leave when the baby arrived, but instead going on “baby vacation.” I knew that labor and delivery would be no picnic and that [...]


Ditch the “Busy Mom” Syndrome

Picture this scene: A woman with messy hair and no make-up, picking up toys off of the floor. In the next moment, she has one hand on her phone, checking work emails and with her other hand she’s [...]

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