What is Self-Care?

What is self-care and why is it important? I recently went out to dinner with friends and was asked: “what is self-care?”  I think my friend actually said something like “I hate that term – self-care.” Although I use the term frequently, I get where she’s coming from. Ironically, we were all practicing self-care by …

Gift Guide for the Mom Who Doesn’t Want Anything

If you ask a mom what she wants for her birthday or a special holiday she will likely tell you something like “a clean house,” “for everyone to get along,” or “nothing at all.”  Moms are selfless and generally don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what gifts they want.  But that doesn’t mean …

Acknowledgment: Why We Need to Express More Recognition and Gratitude

We were all raised to say thank you, and teach our children to do the same, but often we are so busy, we miss the big picture. Gratitude towards others is more than saying thank you.  It’s about acknowledgment.  It’s easy to say thank you, but acknowledgment is about doing more.  It’s about recognizing someone …

Self-care Tips for Busy Moms

Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms: How 17 Moms Practice Self-Care

Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms: How 17 Moms Practice Self-Care When I mention the word self-care to a mom I often get an eye roll or sarcastic laugh.  Most moms say something like “I don’t have time for self-care, I’m busy taking care of everyone else!”  Here’s the thing, moms – If you’re so busy …

10 Habits of a Happy Mom

10 Habits of Happy Moms

Many young women dream of a future that includes children.  They picture sweet giggles, those first steps, hearing their baby say “mama,” dance lessons and sports practice, and an immeasurable amount of love and affection. But once those dreams become reality, the reality of being a mom isn’t always what we expect.  Sure, we know …

Transitioning My Highly Sensitive Child to School

This is part 3 in my series on Raising a Highly Sensitive Child.  To read the previous posts click below. Part 1 – Raising a Highly Sensitive Child Part 2 – Understanding and Supporting a Highly Sensitive Child I have had my share of challenging parenting moments, but no one ever told me one of …

How My Life Has Changed Since I said Goodbye to 8-5

This is part 3 of my series – How I said Goodbye to 8 to 5.  Please click here to read part 1. When I made the life-changing decision to leave my full-time career for full-time mom I didn’t exactly have a plan.  I know, it wasn’t the smartest approach, but for us, it was …

How I found Balance & Fulfillment as a Busy Mom

How I Found Balance & Fulfillment as a Busy Mom

This is part 2 of my series – How I said Goodbye to 8 to 5.  Please click here to read part 1. When I left my full-time corporate job to stay home with my kids, I knew I would have to find an alternative way to make some extra money, but I honestly had …