Caring for the caregiver

As mamas, we often struggle to take care of ourselves. Am I right about that? We focus on the day-to-day tasks that need to get done:  entertaining the little ones, cooking, cleaning,  laundry, etc. Momming is hard! No one could have prepared me for this. I often find I compare myself to my own mother who is the absolute queen …

How are you?

Your beautiful, sweet and tiny nugget has finally made his or her appearance and everyone is so thrilled for you! All they want to do is snuggle that baby and smell that intoxicating newborn scent. As they should! What an exciting time; it definitely calls for celebration! But all too often, we don’t focus on you, mama. You grew this …

Work…One Year Later!

One year later and it’s not just the kids who struggle with the transition back to work.  It’s hard on the whole family, especially the mama!  Returning to work is a big transition.  Everyone’s world is going to change whether you like it or not, whether your ready or not.  The first day back is the worst, but trust me …

Free-ish Ways to Give Yourself Some Self-Care + GIVEAWAY

A few points in my life I was trying to continue to pour from my very empty cup, and it just doesn’t work. So this is where Self Care comes in. It doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. If you have the time and cash flow to go spend a day at a spa – please do! A day …

Getting a break is IMPORTANT!

This is a BIG one!!!! Seriously, it took me a long, long time to figure this out, and not feel the mama guilt that came along with it. It is so important to have some time to yourself, self care is essential to motherhood! Being a mama is a full time job, and in order to survive all the joys …

It’s only a problem if it’s a problem for you- Managing mom guilt

It is unavoidable. I place it in the same category as balance. In ideal world, all of us would feel “balanced” and guilt free. I don’t think that is possible. Life is busy, stressful at times and striving for perfection will exponentially worsen the feelings of failure and guilt. There are a million different ways to parent. Social media forgets …

6 Tips for Becoming a Mother-Runner

Before I started running I would have laughed if someone told me I would become a long distance runner after having kids. I was not able to run around the block without feeling winded. Two pregnancies, bedrest, sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, sleep deprivation (did I mention, sleep deprivation?) were all valid reasons why I couldn’t start running. For proof, I have …