My year with grief

Grief isn’t always straightforward. It can sometimes be riddled with conflicting emotions. I’ve learned that my relationship with my mom didn’t end when she died. I have been able to heal our relationship even with her gone. Here is my year of grief.

Mother’s Day Blues

Does Mother’s Day give you mixed feelings? I share about my 4 pregnancies and 2 births below because I can relate.

Do you find yourself sad, resentful, and/or disappointed on this special day meant for celebrating mothers? It’s OK to have those feelings. It’s OK to find joy and grief on this day.

A Little Less Hallmark, a Little More Charlie Brown

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.

Five Tips to Making this Holiday Great Despite the Ongoing Challenges

Do you have mixed feelings when you think of the holidays this year?

Unfortunately, the holidays can be such a stressful time for moms! Yet so much of what causes us stress, isn’t what makes the holidays special anyway. That’s why I am sharing five tips to making this holiday your best one ever despite what may be going on in our world right now.

The Real Reason You’re Yelling at Your Kids (and How to Stop)

Between school closures and work-from-home schedules, do you find yourself yelling at your kids more than ever before? The “new normal” post COVID-19 certainly has us in close and constant proximity with our kids and as a result, tensions are running high. Chances are you’re tired of Zoom calls and feeling guilty about yelling at your kids for the zillionth time and want to learn how to stop the pattern.

Is Trying to be the Perfect Mom Hurting your Kids?

How you feel as a mama has a huge impact on your child. I know you want the best for them – and one of the best ways you can love them is to stop trying to be the perfect mom. Put on your own oxygen mask first and care for yourself well.