A Mom’s Guide to Staying Sane Over the Holidays

A Mom’s Guide to Staying Sane Over the Holidays

Holiday survival 101 The holidays are a lot of fun but can often add a lot of stress to life, even without the spirited family members you only see once a year. (Of course I don’t mean YOU, sister!!) The stress is especially felt by moms because it’s basically our...

read more
3 steps to Self Care on the Journey of Motherhood

3 steps to Self Care on the Journey of Motherhood

Motherhood is a journey and there ain't no refunds. Have you had enough of all this self-care talk?  Thinking to yourself, "Ok, all this talk is nice and all, but I don't really need any of this stuff. I'm good. I feel fine. I take time out for myself. I see my...

read more
How to Prevent Mid-Year Burnout

How to Prevent Mid-Year Burnout

Are you here with me? Feeling stuck? Halfway to the end. Halfway from the beginning. Too far to go back. Still so far to go. 

We’re still about a month away from the middle of the year, but this year is starting to feel a little heavy for me. I’m not quite sure why. On paper, things are awesome. The weather has been amazing, I’ve discovered a new Cider Rose that has made my life, I’m taking a family vacation with my sister and her kids in July, I’ve even managed to plan a few date nights and some of them even include my husband. Things are good! Great, even. But, somehow, I’m in a funk.

read more
Why good enough is great for this mom

Why good enough is great for this mom

I don’t have any tattoos but if I were to get one on my forehead, ok, maybe my wrist, I think I would want it to say: “good enough.”

Do you feel like that sounds like a cop-out? It kind of feels like one to me when I say it. Like, if I hired a painter to repaint my house, I don’t know that I want him to look at his work and say, “good enough!” as he heads home. Or a doctor stitching up a cut on my kid’s leg after a fall, “ok kiddo, good enough!” Seems like you’ve fallen a little short. 

read more
3 simple and free steps to self care

3 simple and free steps to self care

Self care doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. Four letter words are the best. Short, not-that-sweet, always to the point. But not all of my favorites are the salacious ones. Two of my favorite four-letter words? Self-Care. Unlike some of their naughtier...

read more
Not sleeping like a baby? Confessions of a tired mom.

Not sleeping like a baby? Confessions of a tired mom.

I don't know why I set my parenting expectations so high. In college I was in a sorority and our motto was, "Aim High" so maybe that's stuck with me. But somehow, every morning, it comes as a huge surprise that I did not get an uninterrupted night of sleep. I have...

read more
A Mother’s Day letter to my last baby

A Mother’s Day letter to my last baby

To my newest and last baby. Today, on this Mother’s Day, I wanted to tell you how much of a gift you have been to me. You are a breath of fresh air and a lighthouse in a dark, vast ocean trying to swallow me during a treacherous storm; giving me focus, hope, and a...

read more
Easy self care tips that moms can implement at home.

Easy self care tips that moms can implement at home.

As I've started to settle into life with three kids under five, my new favorite word has become "minimalism." The nesting stage of pregnancy turned into a full blown tirade to "throw away all the things." Basically, if I hadn't used it in the last 10 minutes or if it...

read more