In an April 11 article published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics, results of a research project showed that young mothers (average age 25)consume more sugar-sweetened beverages and saturated fat than women in the same age group without children, resulting in higher BMIs. And while the authors said these women may have had higher BMIs simply […]
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5 Ways to Feel Amazing When You’re a Busy Mom
Take a moment to check in with yourself. How are you feeling? I know how it goes. You over-plan, over-schedule, and over-commit. Here are five ways that have helped me feel amazing despite my busy life, and they can help you, too.
What Sleeping for Two Hours a Night Taught Me
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.”
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.
No Sick Days For Mom
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 […]
How to Balance Marriage and Motherhood with Self-Care
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.
Be Kind to Yourself
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 […]
The Surprising Way I Confronted My Eating Disorder
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.
Sneaking In “Me Time”
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.
Three Reasons to Make Journal Writing a Habit (Again!)
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.
What is Your Problem?
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.
Mothering Through a New Normal
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.
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