Many of you may not know this about me, but I deal with anxiety on a regular basis. I have been able to control my anxiety at a good level for the most part with healthy habits and so far have not had a need to medicate for it. In the grand scheme of anxiety sufferers, I would say that I’m a mid to low-level anxiety sufferer. Recently, I had a terrible anxiety attack over something totally made up in my head. It’s a little embarrassing to share here, as I feel quite silly after the fact. However, I feel I should so anyone who deals with something similar can feel less alone. Continue reading “Anxiety is a B*tch”
I’m going to be real with you right now, it’s been a long week. I had to survive on 4 hours of sleep two nights in a row and boy did that just mess with me. I had to work late one night to train a new employee. Then, I was up late the next night doing preparations for Thanksgiving. Additionally, our washer suddenly became non-responsive and needs a new switchboard or control panel or something like that. But, it isn’t a part that you can just replace. Oh no. They don’t make them anymore. So you have to send it in and wait 8-10 days for them to fix it. To top it all off, my check engine light has been on in my car and despite two trips to the mechanic, it’s still on. Uff-dah! Continue reading “How to Maintain a Positive Outlook”
We all have goals, don’t we? Whether it’s to become the senior executive at our corporation or to build a following of our parenting blog, our goals can seem difficult to reach. When we look at our lofty goals like this, we don’t know where to start or what the journey will look like. We feel overwhelmed by our dreams and limited by our beliefs of our ability to achieve them. Additionally, if we are surrounded with people content in their current situation without goals for improvement, it’s hard to find the motivation to keep working towards our own. Continue reading “10 Ways to Build Momentum In Your Life”
Warning: There is minor talk of blood and periods in this post.
I always thought miscarriage was a devastating thing. I always felt so sad for anyone brave enough to confide in me that they’ve had a miscarriage. I never knew what to do or say to them. What do you say when someone has lost a child they never got to meet? There aren’t words… Continue reading “Dealing With Miscarriage”
When you want to change the way your days go, a change in habits is generally what’s needed to accomplish real change. Habits are helpful in that they relieve a lot of the decision fatigue that can happen when you’re trying to develop a new way of doing things. When something is a habit, it basically gets done on autopilot. It doesn’t take a lot of mental effort and is automatic. Continue reading “5 Tips for Starting a New Habit”
As I’ve mentioned in many of my posts, self-care is pivotal to maintaining your cool as a parent. You need to take care of yourself because you are worth it. Yes, your family’s needs are important, but so are yours. You need to fuel yourself before you can help fuel others. The beauty of self-care is that it doesn’t have to be extravagant or big. It can be little things like enjoying a favorite beverage or sitting in the sun. Continue reading “45 Self-Care Ideas”
When you go looking for parenting advice, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s easy to get bogged down comparing yourself to other parents. Some parents seem to have it all together. But, just remember that everyone has their struggles.
During the month of October, I’ve been participating in a self-care challenge. The idea is to get 30 minutes of self-care in every day. One of the suggestions for self-care was to do a gratitude journal. I was challenged to write down 15 things that I’m grateful for in my life. Continue reading “15 Pieces of Gratitude”
I love to cook. I cook dinner for my family most days of the week. However, more often than not, it seems like there’s not enough time to cook a really good dinner for my family. Some days are better than others. On weekends, I usually have no problem cooking a dinner that takes about 2 hours to make from start to finish. But during weekdays, ain’t nobody got time for that in my household. Continue reading “5 Ways to Cut Down Your Dinner Prep Time”
Recently while listening to Sara Dean on the Shameless Mom Academy podcast, she spoke about how women apologize unnecessarily. It got me thinking and I quickly realized that this was true in my own life. Ever since it was brought to my attention, I’ve noticed that I apologize for my mere existence several times daily. Continue reading “Sorry, Not Sorry – We Apologize Too Much”