Dear Mom Wanna' Be: "Your're pregnant!" The words immediately brought to mind dolls, dresses, and massive fluffy bed skirts - like Clara has in The Nutcracker. It would have been better parenting for me to think soccer, debate-club and digging for worms. But I didn't. Having a boy never crossed ... Read More
The Truth About Self Love - And Why You Deserve It
As I've matured, I've learned more and more the importance of self love in my life and its impact on my relationships. I'll be honest - this is one of my biggest challenges and struggles on a daily basis.
Intentionally showing myself grace and compassion is a way of giving myself a gift of strength. And when I'm strong, I can move forward in my life in all the ways that I desire.
So what is self love or self care? It definitely is not selfish! Having love and respect for yourself means setting healthy boundries that protect you from toxic relationships. It means letting go of that which no longer serves you - both people and things.
A journey or practice of self love, self confidence, and self care can begin with one small step: maybe you offer forgiveness that's over due; begin a practice of gratitude; or create a journal of affirmations or activities that are motivational for you.
Beep, beep, beep goes the morning alarm. I am not a morning person. In an effort to pretend that the day has not begun, I actually try to scroll through my facebook feed while I brush my teeth - wrong, I know. You've seen me - I'm the pajama-wearing mom in the drop off line. And sometimes the ... Read More
I now officially wonder, what is midlife for women? Mathematically, I'm likely at middle age or I've passed it by. Is it a "crisis?" I'll turn fifty this year and I'm starting to feel a little "restless." Although, I confess, it doesn't feel much like a crisis. It feels more like an experience, a ... Read More
At 39, I felt a stirring - something that made no sense to me. Each thought dripped onto my brain like a tiny droplet of water tumbling off a leaf after a spring shower. The droplets intruded, "baby...mother...baby...be a mom...you'll regret not doing this." I literally took a terrifying leap and ... Read More
I chucked my armload of stuff from the car into the pantry to deal with later. Then I raced to the kitchen to start dinner. Convinced that his demise was imminent, my youngest begged for something to eat now. He devoured a banana, started and abandoned his "epic" two-minute painting project, and ... Read More