How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

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My Self-care Wishlist

When I look back on each day, the one thing I see that I skimp on more than anything is self-care. I take care of the needs of others and often neglect caring for myself. I don't take enough time to relax. I don't get enough sleep. I don't eat a healthy enough diet. I … Continue reading My Self-care Wishlist

Work Sucks – Burnout and How to Deal With It

OK, so my job is not terrible, but I have experiencing some major job burnout lately. I am approaching six years in my current position and eighteen years altogether at my workplace. Obviously, I like where I work, or I wouldn't have stayed so long. In recent months l have felt like so many of … Continue reading Work Sucks – Burnout and How to Deal With It

Motherhood: The Art of Pissing Off Everyone

Do you ever have days where it seems as though when you try your hardest to be a good parent you just end up feeling like you are doing the opposite? I don't try to be the cool mom and I'm not one of those parents who let their kids get away with being little … Continue reading Motherhood: The Art of Pissing Off Everyone

The Greatest Fear

There was an electrical outage at my office on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning so I worked from home on Wednesday. It was wonderful: it was blissfully quiet, I could play music, I could work in my sweatpants, and I didn't have to interact with anyone except through instant messaging. I was able to sit … Continue reading The Greatest Fear

Accepting ‘Good Enough’ and Letting Go of the Associated Mom Guilt

Naturally as parents we try to give our kids everything we can, and not only everything, but the best of everything that we can provide. I know I myself sometimes get carried away with trying to make sure everything is just right, whether it is how a bedroom is decorated, how a meal is put … Continue reading Accepting ‘Good Enough’ and Letting Go of the Associated Mom Guilt

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Don't eat supper because "it is disgusting!" And cry because you want icecream. Refuse help dressing in pajamas, then try to put them on upside down and get angry when it won't work. Insist you don't have to go pee before bed. Brush your teeth and immediately ask for a snack. Look for the one … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Too Much to do, Too Little Time

I always keep the door to my bedroom shut. This is because my room is a mess. While, most of the time, my house is generally in order, at any given moment my bedroom is a mess. My dresser has piles of stuff on top: jewelry, photos needing placed in albums, hair ties, random junk … Continue reading Too Much to do, Too Little Time

10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

I didn't know what to expect when I first tried breastfeeding. While in the hospital with my firstborn, my milk took a long time to come in and the lactation consultant advised me to start pumping. Even though she was getting colostrum from pumping and nursing, I was worried that Abby wasn't getting enough to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

Does it sound like a hostage situation? Because that's what it feels like. I have been trying to stick to a healthy diet and get more movement in during the day. Sounds like it wouldn't be too hard, right? Nope. One of the ways I deal with stress and anxiety is by using food, so … Continue reading Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating