Homemade Butter

Happy Thanksgiving! I am taking a break from my usual topics this week to share one of my favorite holiday traditions, making homemade butter. Time in the kitchen with family counts as self-care to me! It’s easier than it sounds, will get you in touch with your primitive roots and you will be…

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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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8 Things You Can Do Today to Cultivate Joy

If you are committed to growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you might be REALLY good at identifying what’s wrong. You notice your shortcomings, take responsibility for your part in any conflicts and are probably very sensitive to all of the suffering in the world. You are constantly looking for ways to improve and…

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Why Fall is the Best Season for an Emotional Reset

I hope all of you are having a great fall season so far! Up until very recently it was 90 degrees in Central Ohio. Not my idea of October weather. It was so hot and sunny my mums all turned brown. Now that cooler weather is finally upon us, I wanted to write…

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Why is Self-Care so Hard When We Need it Most?

When we are the most frazzled, exhausted and depleted is when we most need to take care of ourselves and recharge. But it seems to be the time that we are least likely or able to do it. Why is self-care so hard to prioritize and stick to? Read on to find out…

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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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Relax and Get Grounded Quickly: Feet, Seat, Shoulders, Breathe

Sometimes you need to relax your mind and body QUICKLY. Stress can take a toll on your emotions and your long term health, so it is good to have a few strategies that you can use anywhere, anytime to keep your baseline stress level low before it becomes chronic. 

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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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