The solution for worrying

The solution for worrying

Worry. Isn’t that the badge moms all over the world wear? It’s a badge we pass down from generation to generation. But doesn’t worry mean that we care? Too often, we believe that worry means “I care”. Unfortunately, worry can make us unhealthy over time. So how...

Journaling Can Relieve Mom Stress (Part II)

Something transformative happens when you journal. It’s a cathartic experience that moves low feelings from the mind to the paper. Here’s an interesting article by Sammie Scott for Postpartum Progress. Sammie talks about self-care not just being about the...
Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

  Over the first few years of my child’s life, I tried to be the perfect mom, or at least what I imagined was perfection. I drove myself crazy and into depression, doubting my ability. I was so afraid that I’d forget how long it had been since I’d given her...
Self-Care, Selfish? No way!

Self-Care, Selfish? No way!

So, why do we feel guilty when we read a magazine or get our nails done? “Oh, I should be at home spending time with my child.” (Even though you’ve spent the better part of the day reading out loud and playing Legos.) Or, “I could buy Little...

Waiting

As a mom, it’s easy to become frustrated and impatient. You pour everything into your child and do everything you think you’re supposed to be doing a good mom. But sometimes, you wonder if you’re missing the boat because all you see is tantrums,...

You’re doing just fine.

When my daughter was a baby, I used to panic at the thought of being completely responsible for her well being. Yes, I played God. I placed an enormous (and unnecessary) amount of pressure on myself. Now that she is older, and I am wiser, I can say that as moms, we do...

Their Needs, My Needs

Feeling resentful? Angry? When is the last time you slowed down to check your people pleasing meter? There’s nothing wrong with baking cupcakes for your child’s class or running errands for your parents or making crafts for the Christmas Bazaar. But when we say “yes”...
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