Tag: self care

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mom Saver: Pockets of Away Time

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My lovely friend gave a demonstration about time management at our work orientation awhile back. A jar was held up and then filled with...

I’m Changing My Brain in 2019

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I'm approaching 2019 differently. In the past, I've made resolutions of grandeur, like the time I ran a half marathon with my sister. While this...

Make Those Resolutions Stick

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I am a bit conflicted about New Year's resolutions. On one hand, they’re usually made with good intentions and at time of year when...

Feeling the Winter Blues? You’re Not Alone.

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The onset of winter brings on a mixed bag of physical and emotional states: joy and stress, illness and elation, busyness and depression. Namely,...