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Tag: self care

An Open Letter to the Preemie Mom

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Dear Preemie Mom, I’m sorry. I know most people aren’t giving their sympathy when a new baby arrives, but I think you might want to...

Five Ways to Invest in Yourself this Fall

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After I signed my daughter up for swimming and dance; I thought to myself "I want to take a class!" After the internal wrestle to...

Mom Sick Days: Why They Don’t Exist

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As I write this, I have now been sick for well over a week. There is the never-ending headache, which pairs nicely with the...

A Lesson from a Pile of Mismatched Socks

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I tried to squish a few more single socks into the bin I designated for mismatched socks. As they fluffed back up and fell...

How makeup makes me a better mom

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I'm a mom. Why bother with makeup? I’ve never been particularly gifted at self-beautification. Imagine one of those meticulously coiffed hairdressers who work the chairs...

“Splurges” That Help Me Be A Better Mom

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As a mom of four kids under 12, time is at a premium. No matter how much I lean in, I’ve learned a tough...

I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom, I Should Feel Fulfilled, Right?

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Okay, friends, I'm just going to dive right in and admit it: I struggle with being a stay-at-home mom. I'm not fulfilled. It's not...

Healing after birth

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I had my youngest child four years ago, but I am still healing from that pregnancy and birth. The entire time we are pregnant, there...

A toast to all the moms who feel like a hot...

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It's Sunday night and I am a hot mess. The little is all tucked in bed, an hour later than scheduled. There are bottles...

When It All Seems Too Much, There Are Ways to See...

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Breaking news – It’s a heavy time to be alive. Sometimes it all seems too much. Fingers crossed that you are in the same great...