January 1st, 2019, I decided to “Go Green”! I wanted to stop using plastics, start a compost, and save the planet. Fast forward to 8 months later and I have learned quite a bit about the environment, plastics, and myself. Here is a list of things that have worked for my family and a few […]
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I spent my 20’s chasing career and money, and I will hold true to the fact that I did the right thing. I waited until I was in my 30’s to have children because I didn’t want my children to lack any parts of me. So, when I finally had children, I quit my lucrative […]
Self-care. Something of a buzzword right now, huh? As someone who once worked in marketing, I both love and hate buzzwords. However, self-care, in itself is a great idea. It is a wonderful thing to care for yourself because if we are being honest, at the end of the day nobody else is going to […]
Breastfeeding is one of those terms that almost everyone (male or female) are familiar with. While everyone knows what the term means, not everyone feels the same about it. Some are devoutly pro-breastfeeding, a smaller percentage may be anti-breastfeeding, and some people are just plain offended by it (insert eye roll), or on the fence […]
It was a Friday afternoon just like every other one we’ve had. As we made our way in from the garage, I juggled the contents of our pool bag as my 2-year-old daughter ran to the bathroom, insisting she didn’t need my help. Two minutes later, I was in the bathroom on hands and knees […]
Most of my career has been devoted to play therapy and the mental health treatment of children ages 0-5-with a particular focus on trauma. When I tell people this they often understand the play therapy and trauma piece but act quite surprised at the 0-5 aspect. In fact, I even had a mental health professional […]
In our educated and socially connected society, us moms can be overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge and opinions from just about everyone (including cousin IT). Sometimes I wish that I would just be better at ignoring all the disjointed opinions, especially over hot button topics, but sometimes they just stick to you a little […]
Disclaimer: This post is in part of a collaboration with Children’s Dental Center.
Mamas, we have all been there. Maybe you are in this space at this very moment. You feel the weight of life pressing on your shoulders? Your positive energy is actually anxiety? You exhaust yourself not only solving your problems, but also absorb the problems of everyone else? You feel stuck? You are emotionally exhausted? Have you ever […]
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We all have plenty of time to meditate. Now, before you get mad, hear me out. Like me, you probably have a list of excuses and reasons why it just “doesn’t fit into your schedule.” I told myself the same thing for a long time. You probably recognize excuses such as, “I can’t get up […]
I am now a married mom of two little boys. Jacob and I have built a life that I am incredibly proud of. The girl who was sure her world was crashing down now has everything she ever really wanted. Does that mean it’s great all the time? Of course not. But, I can honestly […]
Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 12 years of teaching, I’ve heard this word truly thousands of times over. From strategizing for a student, to special education IEP meetings with parents, to professional development meetings on ideas to help kiddos. However, the last five months have shown a side to ASD I never imagined nor could have […]