Let’s talk about confident kids! Today, we share some of our values as parents – which might be wildly different from yours, and that’s OKAY – as well as offer 4 suggestions you can use to help your kids discover and feel confident in their own identities (in other words, know and love who they are). Continue reading #20: Raising Kids Who Know And Love Who They Are
My “threenager” and I went on a girl’s date this week! I hope this little sweetheart knows how much I love her… Continue reading Dear Diary: A “Threenager”, A Stinkbug, & A Personal Achievement
Dear Diary, Tomorrow is Mothers’ Day, and I’m grateful for the many wonderful mothers in my life… Continue reading Dear Diary: A Surprise, A Birth Story, & A Legacy
Dear Diary, today is such a special day! Two years ago today I gave birth to the happiest, kindest, sweetest, and spunkiest little guy I know. We look forward to another special holiday on Sunday, too. Continue reading Dear Diary: A Birthday, A Miracle, & Hope For A Lost Cause
At the end of March, Joe and I announced an early “Summer Break” for the podcast, which will return in July. In place of extending that break to the writing I do here, I’m going to get a little less formal and a little more vulnerable with you, dear reader and friend, and write a weekly journal entry on Saturdays for the time being. I hope you enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Dear Diary: Therapy, Mom Guilt, & Gardening
Today, I start us off with 25 “Momfessions”, because it’s so important to me that you don’t feel like I have all of the answers, and, most of all, that you don’t feel alone! I also talk about 5 things I’ve learned over the last few years that make for a little less burnout, and a little more, I love my kids… Continue reading 5 Brain Hacks for Sustainable Parenting
First things first, I am NOT the best parent out there 😂. In fact, I am a BIG believer that there is no “best” way. You are simply the best parent for your child because you love and know them best. Whatever your methods, as long as you have that, don’t let anyone else call the shots! That said, I developed this acronym earlier in the year for some of my own parenting goals, and I would love to share it with you! Take and leave what you will. Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: Parenting To The B.E.S.T. Of My Ability
In preparing for our podcast, I have found a treasure-trove of new friends, and Haili is one of them. THIS is Legit Motherhood is a beautiful podcast dedicated to: real and raw motherhood. I listened to my first episode a couple of weeks ago — Episode 17: The Powerful Light in the Darkness of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety — and I cried my eyes out. Continue reading Monday Mention: THIS is Legit Motherhood
Sometimes, you put your kids to sleep; other times, they put you to sleep. Shucks, sometimes nobody sleeps. But one thing is for sure: parenting is a full-time job. Today, I’d like to share with you three tips that I use when the day winds down and the tired/hangry hits our house in full gear. Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: 5 Crunch-time Parenting Hacks for Your Sanity
The tragic thing about postpartum depression is, these events and resultant feelings are so much clearer in hindsight. My OB/GYN asked all of the right questions, but I was adamant— I felt fine.
When Tuesday morning rolls around, I strap the kids in the stroller, and make a loop around the neighborhood, while I listen to a favorite podcast of mine: Family Looking Up.
Good morning! I’ve been looking forward to our walk. So many firsts took place in the short time since we last talked; I don’t know where to begin.