My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.
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In this encore episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship about how what we eat, the way we talk about food, and the way we prepare food is such an important part of parenting. Katie offers concrete ideas about how to involve our children more in the preparation of food and really enjoy cooking […]
I realized that while I had been motivated to change and grow, the methods I had tried were simply too big and not focused on making small changes.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for gifts for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, friends – and for yourself!
Being in control of life simply is not possible: kids get sick, plans get cancelled, job layoffs happen. While the unknown can be scary, being mindful can bring us peace. This book takes the somewhat overwhelming task of beginning a mindfulness meditation practice and makes it accessible for all.
I know my sleep directly affects my abilities as a mother. And although there are many aspects of sleep completely out of my control, this book taught me that there are things I do have control over.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
Are you depressed? If so, you’re not the only one. In fact, the third Monday of every January (this coming week) has been dubbed “Blue Monday” since 2005. Just check out this article to see how you can put the “blues” behind you.
What can podcasts do for mothers? Join April and John Lee Dumas as they discuss what podcasts can do for you and how to live your purpose.
Do you sometimes wonder where “the old you” went? Looking for ways to replenish this year? Here are some great ideas!
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
How can you sum up motherhood in just a sentence? It’s impossible. It is so much more than what could be summarized in a bulleted list or job application. Motherhood is everything.