Tag: self care

The Time I Planned My Own Birthday Celebration

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Last year about this time, I was dreading a "significant" birthday. Somehow turning 50 seemed really old, like I would never be a cool...

Top 5 Beauty Products for Busy Moms

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I've been interested (ok, obsessed) with makeup and beauty products from a very young age. It started with an intense need to cover my...

3 Tips on How to Connect and Reconnect with Loved Ones

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I just got home from a 10-day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon with my husband. We were gone from work, cell phones, our...

I Gave Up My ‘Mom Vices’ and Here’s What Happened

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Mom Vices. Most of us at least have one, right? You know, those little things we look forward to in order to get us...

After a Year of Grace, It’s Time for Radical Self-Love

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A year ago today my husband was laid off, my kids were participating in emergency virtual learning and I was working 40+ hours a...

A Few of My Favorite (Self-Help) Books

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“Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of...

I am Somebody’s Mother and I Still Dress ‘Vintage’

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Lately, I’ve been on a big YouTube kick in my spare time. I don’t really have a lot of time to sit and consume...

What I’ve Learned As a Mom with a Chronic Illness

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Diagnosis “You have Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Those are the words I heard after months of pain in my knees, and looking back in my hands and...

Mama, You are Not Broken

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I felt invisible after giving birth, like I was the wrapping of candy that was thrown aside after being torn open. A lot of...

Vanity Vulnerability: Honest Thoughts on How Self-Love is Hard

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After my first daughter, I killed the post-baby weight challenge.  I was thinner than I was pre-baby, I was in smaller size clothing, I...

How to Give Yourself a Wonderful Mother’s Day

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If you're like me, sometimes it feels as though everyone else's needs in the family come first. It's the reality of parenthood. Obviously, children...

Theatre Makes Me a Better Mom

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I love musical theatre. Mostly being a part of community musical theatre. I love the challenge of learning new music, harmonies, and choreography. I...

Have You Heard About The Enneagram?

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Have you heard about the Enneagram? Simply put, the Enneagram is a system of nine interconnected personality types. They are graphically represented as lines and...