Before my due date, I lost count of how many times people told me about sleep deprivation. Looking back, I think this is because it’s their overriding memory of life with a newborn. It’s their way of saying, “‘Welcome to the club; it’s one hell of a ride.”
Posts in the "Taking Care of You" category:
Do you ever wish you had your own personal cheerleader as a mother? Someone to cheer you on when you seem to be losing the daily battle? Learning to pat yourself on the back when no one else does is a hard, and much needed task, for any mother. In her article, “WOW MOM” Power of Moms Author Elsje Denison shows how putting a little more “WOW” into our daily lives can help us progress in our goals of motherhood.
It’s a well-recorded and bemoaned fact that mothers don’t get sick days. In this profession, if I were to check out for a day to nurse a sub-par body, 1) chaos would ensue and, 2) number 1 wouldn’t even have a chance to happen because the small humans for whom I work would not let […]
If there is anyone who deserves to be pampered, it’s moms! However, as a busy mom, I know that between work and family obligations, it isn’t always possible. The good news is, I learned how to combat stress and burnout in eight easy steps. Read on for my best tips.
I am my own harshest critic. There is a voice in my head that is always ready and willing to critique how I am doing as a mom. It is often heard saying things such as: Are you really putting that in your son’s lunch? Hello? You haven’t spent any quality time with your kids […]
I finally admitted that I had an eating disorder when I was an overwhelmed new mom. As part of my counseling, I participated in “narrative therapy” and was asked to embody my eating disorder as a character in a story. The result was eye-opening and powerful.
I usually read magazines in the bathtub as I soak my cares away. However, my magazine subscriptions it seemed that my magazine mountain was growing rather than shrinking. The mountain wasn’t the problem. The fact that I never found time to read them was the problem. But, I discovered a solution.
My journal has become my sounding board. My therapist. The bestie I can count on any time I need to bear my soul. My journal is an excellent listener and I never need to worry about filtering what I tell her.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the messy house, loads of laundry, and disobedient or defiant children? Do you ever feel worn-out and empty? Do your children ever seem to be the source of your problems? Author Karin Brown shares how she learned to identify the real problems.
Being happy is a choice. Witnessing all of the happiness my friends and family brought to my house during this difficult time was a reminder that I could be happy, too. I wanted to model happiness for my little ones. I wanted this to be my normal.
These three posts remind us that our thoughts are powerful. Listen in for ideas on defeating fear, finding gratitude within mini catastrophes, and creating ways to care for ourselves during a busy time of year. Enjoy!
I recently got out of a rut. I’d been feeling tired, frustrated, and ready to “give up” in some ways. (Have you been there?) Here are three questions that helped. We each have a unique mission, and it’s time to BE who we are.