I know this year has been different for me because it’s my first holiday season as a mom. It is tough keeping up with a holiday to-do list while also caring for your sweet baby. I’ve realized not everything will get marked off my list when teething, ear infections, and fussy babies demand my love […]
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This time last year I was overcome with self-doubt and constantly confused by my desire to hide from my responsibilities. I was living a life of continued panic, though I could not put my finger on what was wrong.
I’m realizing what I learn on the yoga mat can help me in life off the mat. One idea that I’m clinging to these days has nothing to do with the anthemic “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, but just might have you singing that refrain anyway.
You have wrangled a teething toddler who doesn’t understand all day pain. Not only that, you conquered piles of laundry, put the dishes in the dishwasher and turned it on. You have been spat upon, kicked, and hit during tantrums. There might be some food in your hair that was thrown your way during lunch. […]
I used to love New Year’s Eve and all of the anticipation of what the New Year might bring. Staying up late, sipping champagne, and that long midnight kiss all guaranteed a bright start to the new year.
I’ve already seen multiple posts on Facebook about how people can relieve stress and anxiety during the holiday season. As a culture, we are overworked and over-committed. If there is one thing I have learned since becoming a mama, it’s that we need to feel free to say no and truly do what’s best for us […]
If it wasn’t for the holidays, I would probably sink into a deep, dark depression this time of year. I hate it. The pretty leaves fall off the trees, the weather gets cold, I go to work in the dark, I come home in the dark, and I literally want to do nothing. It feels […]
I want to have the same excitement they do. I want to push disenchantment out of the way and give expectations a proper place, but not the throne. So, here are some things I’m doing to enjoy Christmas and make room for peace instead of pressure.
That sentiment seems to be everywhere you look right now. From festive lights, and picture perfect advertisements, to cheery tunes, holiday merriness is everywhere. In reality, though, this time of year can be anything but merry for many.
Before any other plans are made, stop and consider your kids—what do they need to be happy? And isn’t that what matters? I’m not talking about a child-centered family. However, if the flow of your little one’s world becomes too jilted he will not be a happy camper and everyone will be affected. You will […]