Category: Motherhood

Mom Guilt and the Snowy Day Epiphany (It’s a Bunch of Nonsense)

Let me start by telling you a story about mom guilt. A few years ago, it was a cold and snowy day here in Central Ohio. My husband was traveling for work and school was closed for a snow day. I had a jam-packed day of clients. The morning was a mad scramble…

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It’s OK to Crave Normalcy During a Pandemic

“Well of course it’s OK to crave normalcy”, you think to yourself. “Why is she even writing about this?” Here we are, in month SEVEN of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. We are grasping at ways to find our new normal, and what I am seeing in my clients is a deep grief starting…

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Apparently Blogging is Not Just Writing. Who Knew?

Hello and Happy 2019! I’m back after a little break from writing and I wanted to talk about what the process of starting this blog has been like: an enlightening learning curve to say the least.

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Can We Please Stop Telling Moms to “Stop Glorifying Busy”?

For years, there has been a popular cry for moms to “stop the glorification of busy!” What if we aren’t glorifying anything at all, but are just really, genuinely, bone-crushingly, exhaustingly, BUSY? 

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5 Ways for Busy Moms to Stay Positive (Even When the Wheels Come Off)

Sometimes life can feel like absolute insanity. We all have days when nothing goes right and everything feels hard. We want to throw our hands up, go back to bed, pull the covers up and forget it. But there are lunches to pack and buses to catch; life must go on! Read on…

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10 Things Every New Mom Needs (But Might be Afraid to Ask For)

Someone you care about just became a new mom, and you can’t wait to meet the little bundle of joy. Or maybe you are a new parent yourself and aren’t sure what to ask for from visitors. Keep in mind that parenting an infant can be really tough; read on to find out…

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Teen Depression or Normal Angst? How to Tell the Difference and Help Your Teen

Teen depression can cause moodiness, irritability, low energy, changes in appetite and disturbances in sleep. These are also completely normal signs of adolescence.

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8 Signs of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and What to Do to Feel Better

Your little bundle of joy has finally arrived! This is what you’ve spent the last several months (maybe even years!) waiting, praying and planning for. You expected to feel joy, overwhelming love and relief. Maybe, like me, you mistakenly thought you would strap your baby in a carrier and go on about your…

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others on Social Media

Social media has forever changed the way we interact with others,  making it easy to stay connected. But it’s not always good for us.

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5 Ways for Busy Moms to Build Friendships

We need friendships and community, but often struggle to make friends or have time for the ones we have.

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