I’ve gotten in my own way, losing out on opportunities to achieve goals or move toward becoming the woman and mom I want to be. So how did I get to the land of body love? It’s taken time, effort, and learning to live by a new set of ABC’s.
Posts in the "Being Your Own Kind of Perfect" category:
Do you ever make long, complicated lists and expect yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING? I learned (the hard way) that it’s much better to learn the art of renegotiation.
I’m trying to stop assigning chores at the first sign of a break. I’m trying to stop myself from correcting my kids if they aren’t doing anything terribly wrong. I’m trying to let them just do their thang.
Rachel wants us to feel fantastic and be motivated to live our best lives for ourselves and for our children. This book will validate you and help you to be a better mother, partner, friend, and professional.
Today I’m giving myself—and you—permission to ditch whatever ideal you had, stop looking at how someone else does it, and instead just do it your own way. Embrace it. Be authentic to you.
One exhausting morning, I set my four-year-old, at the computer with a couple of CD-Roms, and I dozed on the couch next to him. Three hours later, I woke up and saw Ethan happily twisting in the “spinny chair,” his eyes just glued to the screen.
Sometimes the example of my personal character is a little closer to Darth Vader that I’d like to admit. I am learning that progress is not perfection. There is no completely “perfect mom” or wholly bad “Darth Mom.” There is just me–the woman, the mom.
In our family, we do kind. We do hugs. We do trust. We do second chances. We do loud (really well)! We do love. We also do mental illness. Here are some of my favorite strategies and resources for understanding and managing mental illness.
When I was pregnant with my first child I went twelve days past my due date. Twelve days. I remember feeling like I had prepared for a big vacation, packed my bags, taken time off work, then shown up at the airport to find the flight had been canceled.
My college self would be disappointed with my life today. Back then, I had it all mapped out. Turns out my 18 year-old self couldn’t see the whole picture.
You may have heard that Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” As a mom, whatever the “fail,” I can always find something that I learned. Whenever I see the hashtag #momfail, my heart hurts. Can we change it, please?
We only have so much time. How we use that time can help us or increase our chaos. Three mothers share how being very deliberate with their time has helped them and their families.