The Freedom of Exercise

It’s been a rough month over here. Hell, it’s been a rough year and a half 🙈. After struggling with my mental health through the pandemic, moving, and having the kids at home full-time, we all got Covid. Although the lingering physical effects of our illness took weeks to shake off, it has been hardContinue reading “The Freedom of Exercise”

To Take Care of Myself

In order to support my mental health, I’ve begun waking up early. Yep! Like 4:30am in the morning early. Gasp! Now I bet you’re wondering how waking up when it’s pitch black outside could actually make the day go better. Well, let me tell you. After a second session with our family hypnotherapist, she helpedContinue reading “To Take Care of Myself”

Out of Batteries

My friend recently told me, “I feel like I’m going to collapse, but the kids keep going.” Anyone else feel this way? These kids seem to have everlasting batteries and no off switch. How do they do it?? I would give anything to have one ounce of their energy. Some days I’m exhausted by likeContinue reading “Out of Batteries”

Pregnancy and the Flu

The funny thing about pregnancy is that it generally feels a lot like the flu. Discomfort, pain, nausea, vomiting, and possibly cramping. As mothers, when we get the flu, it’s not really the end of the world. At least for me. While the flu ravaged my family last weekend, I surprisingly felt almost exactly theContinue reading “Pregnancy and the Flu”

A Wacky Day

Today has been a wacky day. The kind of day where my socks don’t match, and the house looks messy, even though I’ve spent all day cleaning. The kind of day where no amount of sleep can actually make me feel less tired. And of course I’m not the only one affected. The girls haveContinue reading “A Wacky Day”

Fill Yourself Up

Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like if the house was quiet during daylight hours. Can you imagine it? No screaming. No messes. Just you and a book, a meal, a favorite past-time. As much as I yearn for a few calm moments, I know I would miss the crazy as soon as itContinue reading “Fill Yourself Up”

It’s OK to be a Mess

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Sleep deprivation, a messy house, and toddler tantrums got the best of me. I’m finding out that loud noises really affect my sense of well-being, and I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself during the terrible twos. Now, as a previous therapist, IContinue reading “It’s OK to be a Mess”

Terrible Tuesday

Boy am I glad yesterday is over, and I pray today is better! I totally got my butt kicked yesterday. The girls weren’t any different than they usually are, but I just could not cope. I usually don’t feel the pressure of three-under-three, but my monthly hormones made sure to lower my defenses and eradicateContinue reading “Terrible Tuesday”

Growing my Creativity

What are some of your insecurities as a mom? One of the biggest ones for me is that I’m not playful enough. This may seem ridiculous, but I really struggle with engaging in unstructured activities. I’m great at being on time, serving healthy food, setting boundaries, communicating with my children, creating structure but maintaining flexibility.Continue reading “Growing my Creativity”

The Pressure of Being Mom

I’ve found that one of the hardest parts of being Mom is the pressure to always figure it out. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t the go-to for all answers. Sometimes I wish I could just hand my screaming child over to someone else to put to sleep. Why does Mom have to be the one toContinue reading “The Pressure of Being Mom”