​Helping My Teens Learn to Have Realistic Expectations

​Helping My Teens Learn to Have Realistic Expectations

A few years ago my oldest was about to attend her first high school dance accompanied by her handsome friend. This young man was a boy my daughter had been crushing on since elementary school. This young woman of mine began preparing for one of the most magical experiences in her life and the pressure […]

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I Stopped Talking Crap About My Kids And Here’s Why

I have three beautiful children ranging in age from my 14-year-old son to my 19-year-old daughter. But there was a point where I thought I would never make it that far. I struggle with an anxiety disorder and have been dealing with it for years. By the time I married my husband, I had developed […]

Struggling Supermom: There’s No Shame In Needing Help

The internet and the world at large are filled with aspirational stories about “supermoms.” The incredible women who can juggle having multiple kids with a high powered career as well as doing numerous charity events and can do all of that while staying toned, thin, and beautiful. Of course, it’s hardly surprising that for a […]

Four Things Every Mom Should Do Instead of Cleaning

Making mental notes of all the chores to be completed can quickly become part of an everyday morning schedule. It was something I would go over in my head during breakfast each and every day. Are you the mom who runs around frantically during nap time trying to put everything back in its place? You […]

How To Stay Calm As A New Parent

When you are expecting your first child, everyone is keen to tell you just how things will be once your little bundle of joy arrives. Being a new parent is wonderful, scary, rewarding and stressful all at the same time. Parenthood marks the transition from your typical structured day to day life over which you […]

Take Care Of Yourself, Mom

As mothers, we have a tendency to put ourselves after our children. Need new clothes? No, we must spend the money on the children. Desperate for a workout? The baby needs a cuddle; we’ll do it later. Hungry? The children get the first pick of the food at the dinner table. It’s a natural instinct […]

Mental Preparation Before You Enter Motherhood

Whether you’re expecting, trying for a baby or about to start a family, entering motherhood can be both a beautiful and troublesome situation. There’s a lot of mental preparation involved when transitioning to the role of a mother and there are times when you just want to give up or turn back. Unfortunately, once you […]

The Best Advice For Moms

Congratulations! Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, the fact is that you are about to be consumed with information, resources, and information from family, friends and even strangers walking down the street. It can be so overwhelming at times to weed through all the advice. Some you will take with a grain of salt […]

Alternative Tips For Rejuvenating Breaks

It becomes ever more important to plan what you’re going to do for a pampering session when you have a busy schedule. Here, we’re going to look at a few ways to plan ahead, and some additional ideas for putting together a relaxing break.

Finding Time to Be a Fit Mom

Sticking to a workout regime can be an uphill struggle at the best of times, but when you’re a mom, finding the time to squeeze in a few squats or a spinning class can be almost impossible. I mean, how are you meant to find time to work out when you can’t even get a […]

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