One Beautiful Hobby that Can Transform Motherhood in a Flash

One Beautiful Hobby that Can Transform Motherhood in a Flash

The second we get behind a lens of a camera, something shifts. Something changes. We see with new eyes. We see the tiny hands or the chubby feet. We see the clutter on the counter. The brand names on the food. When I become the photographer of my life, my family and my home, I…

10 Good Morning Mantras (That will Put a Smile on your Face!)

10 Good Morning Mantras (That will Put a Smile on your Face!)

I pull out my tiny journal. I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths. And then I ask myself what I need most today and what I need to offer those around me the most today. This is how I start most of my mornings — right after that first sip of coffee….

One Powerful Habit to Help You Foster Connection with Your Children

One Powerful Habit to Help You Foster Connection with Your Children

Sometimes it’s as simple as looking into their eyes. Sometimes it’s as hard as finding the right words, or game or silly joke to crack a smile. No matter what, though, connecting with our children is just one of those things that we need to work at time and time again. Some days are super…

12 Signs You Are a Better Mom Than You Think

12 Signs You Are a Better Mom Than You Think

I fully admit that I have gone above and beyond for my daughters. I have sacrificed a lot of self-care, and career aspirations. I have given and given and given. And sometimes, at the end of the day, it’s easy to look back and see nothing but my mistakes. I make plenty. When I work…

The ONE Simple Pleasure You Might be Missing Out On Each Day

The ONE Simple Pleasure You Might be Missing Out On Each Day

There she sat. High in the tree in our front yard. Untouchable. Lately, my kids want to do very little except climb higher and higher out of reach. It’s a very fitting analogy for parenting tween girls, in fact. And when they aren’t climbing as high as they can, they are hanging and swaying in…

25 Ways to Be Unhappy in Motherhood Forever

25 Ways to Be Unhappy in Motherhood Forever

One of the most incredible changes I’ve made in my life is realizing I don’t have to be unhappy in motherhood and life — and that I can control the joy in my life. This mindset change was not simple. It took years of practice and I’m still working at it on a daily basis. But it’s…

5 Creative Ways to Practice Self-Love in Motherhood

5 Creative Ways to Practice Self-Love in Motherhood

There’s an image floating around on social media, particularly on Facebook, that even I shared that demonstrates our lack of self-love as a society that goes like this: “And if I asked you to name all the things you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” The idea of loving ourselves…

What I’ve Learned about Getting Things Done in Motherhood

What I’ve Learned about Getting Things Done in Motherhood

I wake up, fully aware that it is Monday. Monday has a different air to it than all the other days — the smell of potential. Hope. Dreams staring me right in the face daring me — no, willing me — to accomplish them, this week. The taste of a sweet life yet to be lived lingers…

On Being Bendy Without Breaking in Motherhood and Life

On Being Bendy Without Breaking in Motherhood and Life

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke In many ways, it feels like we are much more go-with-the-flow as a society, as parents than our ancestors were. We’re much more likely to take a day off…

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